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One more time: Do not drive if you’ve been drinking or using drugs. Got it?

2018/12/21|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Brighton Independent December 21, 2018 Brighton – With consumption of recreational marijuana now being legal, it's even more imperative that the public take to heart the message of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to not drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. It's counsel MADD delivers throughout the year but one that bears [...]

MADD Canada, trucking firm team up to fight impaired driving

2018/10/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Sarnia Observer October 4, 2018 Cody Andrews’ parents and sister pulled a blue sheet off the back of a transport tanker trailer Thursday in Sarnia to reveal his photo and a message aimed at preventing more deaths at the hands of impaired drivers. Andrews, of New Hamburg, was 23 when he and Jerry Pitre were [...]

OPP credit citizen for helping to arrest alleged drunk driver

2018/02/20|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: , |

CTV Windsor February 20, 2018 The OPP are crediting an alert citizen for helping to arrest an alleged drunk driver in Tecumseh. Police say they responded to a traffic complaint originating on Essex County Road 42 around 2:45 a.m. on Feb. 15. The caller said a vehicle driving erratically left the roadway, narrowly missing a [...]

Local OPP detachments help MADD Canada launch 30th annual Red Ribbon Campaign

2017/11/21|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , |

Goderich Signal Star November 21, 2017 (HURON COUNTY, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers will be teaming up with volunteers from the Huron-Bruce MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) chapter to help support their Red Ribbon Campaign. This year marks the 30th anniversary for MADD Canada's iconic Red Ribbon Campaign. This very successful [...]

MADD Canada applauds provincial Liberal plans for drug-impaired drivers

2017/09/19|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Canadian Press September 19, 2017 The province will have ‘zero tolerance’ for young or novice drug-impaired drivers, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Monday. She made the announcement alongside Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca in Toronto, as the federal government moves ahead with marijuana legislation. The penalties for drug-impaired driving will be in line with [...]

Traffic complaints in Bala lead to impaired driving charges for Richmond Hill man

2017/07/31|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: , |

Gravenhurst Banner July 31, 2017 BALA — A traffic complaints near Bala lead to police nabbing an impaired driver. According to a Bracebridge OPP media release dated July 31, Bracebridge OPP officers responded to several traffic complaints regarding a truck hauling a boat that was swerving on Muskoka Road 169 approaching Bala on Sunday, July [...]

DOUBLE the number of impaired drivers picked up this year compared to last OPP charged 180 people over the long weekend compared to 94 in 2015

2016/05/24|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

It seems to be an on-going theme. Almost weekly, police have been dealing with spikes in the number of people charged with impaired driving. Just this past long weekend, the OPP said they charged double the number of people they did the year before. 180 people were charged over the Victoria Day weekend, compared to [...]

Peel police receive 6 calls for impaired driving in 1 night

2015/12/12|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: , |

CBC December 12, 2015 Peel Regional Police say they received a half-dozen calls for impaired driving Friday night. Four of the reports led to arrests, police confirmed. "We can encourage driving sober, we can encourage arriving alive during the festive season," Const. Lori Murphy told CBC News. People who are out enjoying the holidays with friends, family [...]

Officer recognized for work on the road

2015/12/09|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , |

North Bay Nugget December 9, 2015 There's no typical impaired driver. They come in all ages, demographics and backgrounds. Just ask North Bay Police Service Const. Blake Vietmeier who arrested eight impaired drivers this year. He said it was an honour to receive the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award for 2015, however more work needs [...]

OPP alarmed by recent spike in impaired driving charges in GTA

2015/05/11|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Global News May 11, 2015 TORONTO — In recent years, with the growth of mobile smart devices, distracted driving has become the hot safety topic on Ontario’s roads. But a trend spotted by the OPP’s Highway Safety Division clearly shows that the issue of drunk driving hasn’t gone anywhere. Provincial police say they have filed [...]