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Moving to root out drug-impaired drivers

2017/01/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

Toronto Sun January 9, 2017 Ottawa needs to establish levels of impairment for motorists who consume a mix of alcohol and marijuana, according to MADD Canada. Canada’s Liberal government plans on introducing a bill to legalize pot in the spring and there are currently tests being done on marijuana breathalyzers. If a driver is under [...]

York Regional Police might start naming and shaming alleged impaired drivers

2017/01/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC January 9, 2017 After one of the deadliest years in recent history, York Regional Police says it will consider publicly naming each person it charges with an impaired driving offence. "We're trying everything," said Const. Andy Pattenden. "This is just one more tool that may have an impact." Police say the number of impaired [...]

York police say 2016 one of worst years for impaired driving fatalities

2017/01/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Toronto Star Jan. 4, 2017 · York Regional Police are calling 2016 one of the worst years they’ve seen recently for impaired driving deaths, after nine people were killed in drunk-driving incidents. There were 1,265 total drunk-driving incidents in 2016, an increase of 10 over the previous year. “It’s surprising and baffling, to be honest, [...]

Backlog of Toronto drunk-driving cases threatens goal of zero tolerance

2016/12/02|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Globe and Mail December 2, 2016 A 23-year-old landscaper was pulled over by Peel Regional Police in a routine traffic stop on March 23, 2015. After failing a breathalyzer test, he was charged with impaired driving. In legal terms, it was a basic over 80 case and should have taken no more than a few [...]

MADD launches Red Ribbon campaign at Toronto police headquarters

2016/11/07|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , |

City Centre Mirror November 7, 2016 When Brian Wijeratne heard a knock on his door on a Sunday morning in August 2012, he was expecting to see his family. Instead, he saw a pair of OPP officers who informed him that his father Neil and sister Eleesha were killed in a crash and that his [...]

Neville-Lake tragedy highlights ‘disturbing trend’ of impaired driving in suburbs

2016/09/03|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

Toronto Star September 3, 2016 Last March, Jennifer Neville-Lake held up a photo album filled with photos of her three children. The grieving mother used the book, titled “My consequences,” to illustrate her passionate plea to the public to consider the outcome of drinking and driving. Driving while intoxicated is a problem on the rise [...]

Nightly RIDE spot checks happening throughout Toronto until the first week of January

2015/12/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Beach Mirror December 23, 2015 The last thing Toronto police Sgt. Gary Olson, of 55 Division, wants to do at this time of the year – or at any time of the year for that matter – is knock on the door of a family whose loved one has been killed or seriously injured as [...]

Drivers in York Region still not getting the message on drinking and driving

2015/12/15|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

Toronto News 24 December 15, 2015 In only four days this past weekend, York Regional Police arrested 20 drivers and issued an additional 10 three-day licence suspensions for drinking and driving offences as a part of the 2015 Festive Season Enhanced R.I.D.E program. From Thursday, December 10, 2015, to Sunday, December 13, 2015, officers conducted [...]

Make Strides to End Impaired Driving at MADD Canada’s 5 KM Walk/Run

2015/05/25|Categories: National Media Release, Strides For Change|Tags: , |

Now in its third year, the Greater Toronto Area MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change event is making exciting strides itself as it welcomes PIA Law as Title Sponsor and Andria Case of CTV News Toronto as Master of Ceremonies.  Oakville, Ontario, May 25, 2015 – Greater Toronto Area (GTA) residents are invited to [...]

MADD Canada Welcomes CTV News Toronto’s Andria Case as MC for the MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change Event

2015/05/13|Categories: Provincial Media Release, Strides For Change|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario, May 13, 2015 – MADD Canada is excited to welcome CTV News Toronto anchor and reporter Andria Case as the Master of Ceremonies for its 3rd annual Greater Toronto Area (GTA) MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change event being held on June 7 in Mississauga. Our national signature walk/run, the MADD Canada [...]