Durham police say they nabbed four suspected impaired drivers during week one of the Festive R.I.D.E campaign.
They set up checkpoints in Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa and stopped more than 260 vehicles.
One driver also registered a “WARN” after taking a breath test and they had their licence suspended for three days.
Anyone charged with a drinking and driving criminal offence will have their licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.
Last year at this time, seven motorists had been charged with impaired while three were issued WARNs.
Here are the totals from the first weekend with the totals from last year in brackets.
261 (214) Vehicles stopped by R.I.D.E.
6 (14) People given Roadside Breath Tests
1 (3) People received “3 Day Suspensions” for registering a “WARN”
1 (1) Novice Driver received a 3, 7 or 30-day Licence Suspension
4 (7) People were charged with Drinking and Driving Offences
0 (1) Criminal Code Charges
1 (n/a) G1 G2 / Young Driver Licence Holder Breaches of No Alcohol Condition
15 (67) Charged with various Highway Traffic Act offences
2 (1) Drug Offences
A complete list of those charged will be uploaded later this week to the DRPS website, under the Hot Topics section.
Photo courtesy of DRPS