York Police are making the public aware of a bad weekend when it comes to drunk driving in York region.
Police say in a 4 hour period from Saturday at 11 p.m. to Sunday at 3 a.m. 10 drivers were arrested and charged with alcohol and drug-related criminal driving offences in York Region.
Of the 10 arrests, three came as a result of crashes and five of the arrests were a result of officers conducting RIDE spot checks and general patrol.
Two of the arrests were as a result of concerned citizens calling 9-1-1 to report possible impaired drivers.
In three of the cases, the drivers arrested blew in excess of two-and-a-half times the legal limit of alcohol and one driver was impaired by drug.
Police remind drivers that impaired driving, by drug or alcohol, is a senseless and preventable crime that continues to destroy the lives of innocent people every day.
Impaired driving remains the number one criminal cause of death in Canada.
York Police urge all drivers to take proactive measures if drinking by arranging for overnight accommodations, appointing a designated driver, taking a cab or using public transit.