OPP say 41 impaired driving charges laid over 24 hours

By News Staff

Ontario Provincial Police say they’ve laid an alarming number of impaired driving charges at spot RIDE checks throughout the province.

Just after 11 p.m. Saturday night, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt tweeted that 41 impaired charges were doled out over the past 24 hours.

Toronto police recently made note of a disturbing spike in impaired driving charges as well.

In May, Toronto police revealed that impaired charges were up 150 per cent over the previous year, with an increase in arrests for being under the influence of marijuana.

“People are maybe trying to shift away from the common thing, which is the alcohol, maybe to move to something that’s maybe less obvious, which is the drug,” Const. Clint Stibbe told 680 NEWS at the time.

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