A couple of local police forces have released some disappointing impaired driving stats from the long weekend.
York Police say between Thursday night and Monday morning 13 drivers were were arrested and charged with alcohol and drug-related criminal driving offences in York Region.
They say despite the significant tragedies we have experienced on York Region roads and ongoing police efforts to stop drivers from drinking or using drugs and driving, motorists are continuing to put their lives and the lives of innocent people at risk by driving while impaired.
Of the 13 arrests in York, 4 came as a result of motor vehicle collisions. Six of the arrests were a result of officers conducting R.I.D.E. spot checks and general patrol and 3 were as a result of concerned citizens calling 9-1-1.
Durham Police say they arrested 10 drivers for impaired-related charges between Friday night and Sunday at noon. One of the incidents involved a car travelling at 145 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. 23 year old Rachel Comiskey of Uxbridge is charged with exceed 80 mg and racing.
The news from York and Durham police comes a day after the OPP say 9 drivers were charged with impaired driving on Ontario roads over the long weekend.