Durham Regional Police Officers were busy last week responding to dozens of reports of impaired drivers, resulting in 19 motorists being charged.

Between Monday, April 17 to Sunday, April 23, the DRPS received 103 calls related to impaired drivers. Although officers responded to each call, the suspect vehicle could not be located in many incidents. However, a total of 19 drivers were located and charged with drinking and driving offences during the week.

On Friday April 21 alone, eight motorists were charged with impaired driving across Durham Region. Over the past five years, the DRPS has investigated an average of 854 impaired driving incidents per year, which equates to about two a day.

Durham Regional Police would like to remind motorists that drinking and driving will not be tolerated on our streets. If you’ve been drinking or are impaired by drug, please make other arrangements to get to your destination.

If you see an intoxicated person get behind the wheel, or see a vehicle driving in an erratic or dangerous manner, please call 9-1-1.

Source: Durham Regional Police Service