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21-Jan-2020

Grey Bruce OPP have charged 5 Drivers with Impaired Driving in the last 5 Days


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FROM A JANUARY 20, GREY BRUCE OPP MEDIA RELEASE — Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged 5 different drivers, over the past 5 days, for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol. Fortunately, in none of the incidents, no one was hurt because of this needless act.

The incidents occurred in five different municipalities of Grey County and involved male and female drivers ranging in age from 21 to 54 years.

Grey Bruce OPP have reported throughout 2019 on the steady and concerning increase of Impaired Drivers on our roadways. Impaired Driving charges increased 81 percent in 2019 over the previous year. In 2018 Grey Bruce OPP charged 77 drivers with impaired driving and in 2019, 140 drivers were charged.

If you have the thought to drive while Impaired, put yourself in the other person's shoes,

THE PARENT waking up in the middle of night to a knock at their door, learning your son or daughter has been needlessly kill by an impaired driver

THE POLICE OFFICER notifying a loved one after attending a fatal collision, resulting from an impaired driver

THE DRIVER who goes to jail and lives with the guilt of knowing they ended someone's life, because they choose to be an impaired driver

If you know someone who operates or is operating a motor vehicle, while impaired by alcohol or drug, report it to your local police service.

Grey Bruce OPP, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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