OPP Continue to Find Impaired Drivers Across Eastern Ontario

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One Impaired Driver Is One Too Many

The number of impaired drivers on eastern Ontario roadways, polic ed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), has declined compared to this time last year.

So far in 2024, OPP officers have investigated 184 impaired driving incidents in the area stretching from Quinte West to the Quebec border and up the Ottawa Valley. By this time last year, there had been 232 impaired driving cases.

“The decline is positive news, but one impaired driver is one too many. Being impaired while driving, whether by alcohol or drugs, can have deadly consequences for the driver, their family or others on the road.” – OPP Inspector Walid Kandar, Regional Traffic and Marine Manager

OPP officers across eastern Ontario will continue to conduct RIDE programs, during the day and at night in an effort to discourage impaired driving and to catch those who continue to make poor decisions.

If you are drinking or consuming drugs, make smart choices. Have a designated driver, call a cab or use a ride-share service.

If you suspect someone is driving impaired, call 9-1-1. You could save lives.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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