It’s been a busy weekend for Toronto police, with the holiday party season in full swing.
Officers arrested several people for drunk driving — including one woman who police said blew four times the legal limit.
The driver, a 51-year-old woman from Guelph, was arrested in Rexdale after her vehicle hit a parked car, a bus shelter and a tree.
Police said luckily no one was injured or killed.
Officers also arrested three drivers this weekend who were found passed out behind the wheel at fast food drive-thrus.
Up until now, extreme drunk drivers faced the same penalties as those who only slightly blew over, but that changes on Tuesday when a new law starts. Those drivers will now face a mandatory minimum $2,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison upon conviction.
A well used tool for police is about to get used even more. Part 2 of #BillC46 will become law on December 18. Mandatory Alcohol Screening is a big change to be aware of. message to drivers – If you drink and drive, expect to be stopped and tested ^bm https://t.co/URdZFZl7TY pic.twitter.com/t6QzMH3B5Y
— TPS Traffic Services (@TrafficServices) December 17, 2018