Durham police are reporting a rise in impaired drivers this holiday season.
Another 16 people were charged with impaired driving across Week 3 of their annual Festive RIDE campaign.
During the third week of the 2020 Festive RIDE campaign, 10 impaired drivers were taken off the road and charged.
After three weeks, a total of 35 people have been charged with impaired driving this holiday season. That’s nine more than we saw at this point last year.
That’s despite police stopping fewer vehicles compared to this time last year.
In 2020, 1,833 vehicles were stopped at RIDE checkpoints over Week 3.
This year, only 1,403 were stopped.
In addition to the impaired driving charges, officers also laid four other Criminal Code charges over the week.
Two people were handed three-day licence suspensions for registering a ‘WARN’ during a breath test.
Officers also suspended the licences of three novice drivers.
Photo courtesy of Durham police