In the first three months of 2021, Greater Sudbury Police conducted 50 evaluations on suspected drugged drivers — more than half the total amount for all of the previous year.
National Impaired Driving Prevention Week was recognized nationally from March 21-27. The intent of this initiative is to educate Canadians about the consequences of impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs, fatigue or distraction which destroys the health and lives of thousands.
Last month, GSPS investigated 34 incidents of impaired driving and laid 48 criminal charges.
Furthermore, they trained an additional 12 frontline officers in standard field sobriety testing.
Breath technicians have conducted more than 30 breath tests so far on suspected alcohol-impaired drivers.
“We want those who choose to drive while drunk or high to know that we intend to continue ramping up our efforts to combat impaired driving,” said GSPS in a news release.
“We’re asking our community to continue to assist us in our efforts by being mindful of Operation Lookout and encouraging you to report suspected impaired drivers to 911 as a crime in progress.”