The driver was transported to YRP No. 4 District headquarters and later blew more than twice the legal blood alcohol content level.Behind the wheel is no place to be caught napping.
However, it seems to be happening regularly as York Regional Police continues its crackdown on impaired driving.
In the most recent incident on Friday, police were called at approximately 11:30 p.m. to Pine Valley Crescent in Vaughan after a report of a driver pulled off the road and asleep.
Police arrived on the scene in the Weston and Langstaff roads area to find York Region paramedics already in attendance tending to a man asleep behind the wheel with the motor still running and the vehicle in drive.
With the assistance of Vaughan Fire and Rescue Services, entry was gained into the vehicle and the driver was awakened.
The driver was transported to YRP No. 4 District headquarters and later blew more than twice the legal blood alcohol content level.
“Not only is this completely irresponsible, the emergency resources required to respond to these calls are tied up, when they could be needed for a true emergency,” YRP Chief Eric Jolliffe said.
“People continuing to make the poor decision to drive while impaired are putting lives at risk.”
Source: The Hamilton Spectator