OPP worried about trend of impaired drivers

From January 1, 2019 to April 11, 2019 members of Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Bruce Peninsula OPP have charged 34 drivers with impaired driving offences. In 2018, with the same time frame, officers charged 23 drivers with the same offences.

That is a 50 percent increase over the previous year. 

The latest occurrence of impaired driving offences occurred last night, April 10, 2019 at 10:53 p.m. officers were called to a motor vehicle collision involving injuries at Alvanley roundabout at Highway 21 and Grey Road 10, South Bruce Peninsula. 

The driver of the pick-up truck, a 28-year-old male, of Georgian Bluffs was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, operation motor vehicle with blood/alcohol concentration over 80 milligrams and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. 

The increase of impaired driving offences is concerning and troubling.

The responsibility that a driver has when operating a motor vehicle on Ontario highways is significant.

The Ontario Provincial Police are committed to safety on the highways and our pursuit of those who choose to jeopardise that safety is unwavering.

We will continue to actively educate the public as a whole on the life changing consequences of impaired driving and we will enforce the full measure of the law on those who choose that path.