York Police are out with some alarming stats on the number of people charged with impaired driving over the last 30 days.
Police say from April 15, 2016, to May 15, 2016, officers arrested 139 people and charged them with 185 offences that are all a result of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Of the 139 arrests, 16 came as a result of motor vehicle collisions.
R.I.D.E. spot checks and general patrol accounted for 107 of the arrests, while concerned citizens calling, 9-1-1 to report possible impaired drivers resulted in 16 arrests.
Of the 139 people that were arrested, 130 were charged as a result of impairment from alcohol and nine were charged with impairment from drugs.
Officers also issued 81 three-day driver’s license suspensions.
Police are reminding drivers that impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada. They say when you drink or use drugs and drive you not only risk your life and those of your passengers, but the lives of every other driver and pedestrian on the road.
York Regional Police urges all drivers to take proactive measures if drinking by arranging for overnight accommodations, appointing a designated driver, taking a cab or using public transit.