Drunk drivers still on the rise

<p>More drunk drivers have been nabbed in Durham Region despite a police "name-and-shame" tactic aimed at keeping motorists off the road after they’ve overindulged.</p>

 

Even the risk of public humiliation didn’t deter them.


More drunk drivers have been nabbed in Durham Region despite a police "name-and-shame" tactic aimed at keeping motorists off the road after they’ve overindulged.

 

 

In the first four weeks of the annual RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program, police pulled over fewer vehicles than last year — because of the weather — but did more roadside tests and laid more charges. So far, 67 people have been charged with drunk driving, compared with 56 for the same period last year.

 


"It’s disappointing," Durham Police Const. Paul McCurbin said of the region’s higher statistics. "We’re doing everything in our power to get the message out for the sake of public safety."



That includes a friendly warning in a "festive greetings" card mailed to suspended motorists, reminding them not to get behind the wheel.




















public posting




  • Three years ago, Durham police began posting the names and hometowns of people charged with drunk-driving offences on the police website.


 
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