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Twenty-four motorists have been charged by York Regional Police with impaired driving.

The charges were laid between April 8 and April 15.

A media release from police reads, “the legal consequences of an impaired driving charge can include roadside vehicle impoundment and automatic driver’s licence suspension, as well as further consequences imposed by the courts, including longer licence suspensions, large fines and in some cases, jail time.”

One of the arrests came after a resident reported a suspected impaired driver on Mount Albert Road in East Gwillimbury (details of that arrest can be found here). A one-year-old child was in the backseat at the time of the female driver’s arrest.

For a list of other people charged, visit the York Regional Police’s website.

“York Regional Police thanks members of the community for helping us stop and arrest impaired drivers by calling 911,” the media release reads.

“We consider these incidents a life-threatening crime in progress and will continue to respond to these calls. So far in 2019, more than 800 calls to 911 have helped to safely remove impaired drivers from our roads, which has led to more than 490 impaired-related criminal charges being laid.”

Source: The Brock Voice