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11 drivers charged with impaired over weekend

York Regional Police also report 12 drivers charged with driving under the influence of cannabis since it was legalized Oct. 17, 2018

York Regional Police charged 11 people with impaired driving over the weekend and, since cannabis was legalized Oct. 17, more than 12 drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of the drug.

“Sad that the message is not getting through,” York police wrote on its Twitter account late Saturday night. “Have a safe Sunday folks. Be on the lookout for the early morning impaired drivers — as always, call us on 911.”

Of the 11 drivers arrested, two were involved in collisions.

“Festive Ride 2018 #drivesober #EnoughIsEnough. There are so many alternates — call a friend, call a cab, call a family member. Please make better decisions,” York police said.

On Friday, Nov. 30, York police wrote on Twitter that “despite what some people insist, you’re not a better driver after taking a couple hits from the bong. #DrivingIsToughEnough”.

Kim Champion

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Kim Champion is a veteran journalist and editor who covers Newmarket and issues that impact York Region.
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