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Newmarket man sentenced to 7 years for New Year's Eve impaired fatality

Stanley Choy has been found guilty of impaired driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death in the Dec. 31, 2019 collision that killed a 68-year-old man
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A 40-year-old man from the Town of Newmarket has been sentenced to seven years in prison after he was found guilty of two charges, including Impaired Driving, in connection with a 2019 fatal collision in the City of Markham.

On Sept. 25, 2020, Judge Mizner sentenced Stanley Choy to seven years in prison, followed by a 10-year driving prohibition, after he was found guilty of Impaired Driving Causing Death and Criminal Negligence Causing Death.

On Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019, at approximately 7:20 p.m., police responded to reports of a collision in the area of Elgin Mills Road and Ninth Line. Officers determined that two vehicles were involved, a white Hyundai Veloster and a white Toyota. The driver of the Toyota, a 68-year-old man from the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai was arrested and charged.

York Regional Police continues its ongoing efforts to stop impaired driving on our roads through enforcement and education. The partnership of our citizens and road users in York Region is having an increasing impact through the Safe Roads: Your Call program, which encourages citizens to call 9-1-1 if they suspect an impaired driver. We consider these incidents life-threatening crimes in progress and will continue to respond to these calls.