What’s the difference between one person charged with drunk driving and another? Usually the only way you can tell them apart is by the excuse they give for driving drunk. Police have heard them all, but one man in Prince Edward Island may just win the unofficial excuse contest for fall … [Read more...] about Turns Out A Free Beer Isn’t Really Free At All
It’s the end of November in Ontario, and that means the biggest program to stop Ontario DUI has officially kicked off. RIDE, also known as Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere, is starting up again as drunk drivers head into their busy season. It can’t start a moment too soon either, because some … [Read more...] about With Cases Like These, It’s No Wonder Police Fight To Stop Ontario DUI
Will people ever realize it’s possible to receive an impaired driving charge in Ontario if they aren’t driving a “traditional” vehicle? Cars, trucks, vans – yes, you can and will be charged for drunk driving if you’re caught under the influence behind the wheel, but what about boats, airplanes, … [Read more...] about Street Sweeper Sweeps Up An Impaired Driving Charge In Ontario
The RIDE checkpoint is one of the most important ways police officers stop drunk driving in Ontario. RIDE, also known as Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere, are checkpoints that can show up at any time of the year in any location. Police try to show up in areas that would net the most impaired … [Read more...] about Hey Officer, Do You Want Pizza With That RIDE Checkpoint?
Everyone knows the old adage “Mother Knows Best,” but after reading about this Ontario drunk driving arrest in Saria, you might agree she doesn’t always provide the best example. It was just after two a.m. on a Saturday night when police came across a car with no tail lights. When it drove … [Read more...] about Mother Knows Best? Not After This Ontario Drunk Driving Arrest
Summer has wound down and all that’s left are summer vacation memories as everyone heads back to school and transitions into fall. For police officers fighting drunk driving in Canada, those summer memories will include a surge in impaired drivers that kept every member of law enforcement busy, but … [Read more...] about In The Fight Against Drunk Driving In Canada, There Are No Vacations
If you know almost nothing at all about drunk driving or Canadian drunk driving laws, the number one thing you need to realize is that drunk driving is always a choice. You choose to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel, and when you make that choice and you kill or injure someone, it’s not an … [Read more...] about Canadian Drunk Driving Offender Uses Sleep-Driving Defense
There are quite a few classic signs of a drunk driver. Speeding is one of them, and that's because alcohol affects your judgement so that drunk driver may not realize or care that he or she is going that fast. Swerving all over the road is another sign, and that's because alcohol affects hand/eye … [Read more...] about Driving Slowly Is Another Sign Of a Drunk Driver
Imagine you’ve just caused a drunk driving crash. Thankfully you’ve lived and you're not injured. What do you do now? A drunk driving crash can make you feel sober in a hurry, and in some cases an offender will spend those moments looking around to see if anyone is injured, check to see if they … [Read more...] about After Drunk Driving Crash, Man Kicks Back In Patio Chair
Large cities like Toronto have ride sharing companies like Uber, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a constant presence in the news, and police are clearly out on the roads arresting drunk drivers. Yet there’s no question that Ontario impaired drivers haven’t slowed down a bit over the past few … [Read more...] about Serious Lack In Judgement Affecting These Ontario Impaired Drivers
If you ever read crazy drunk driving stories in the news, odds are you’ve also seen a few crazy arrest stories. Some people who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol don’t submit easily when police ask them to provide a breathalyzer sample or do a field sobriety test, but if that … [Read more...] about Arrested For Driving Under The Influence, High-Fiving Drunk Driver Gets Off Easy
Ontario impaired drivers have given Ontario police a difficult time over the past year. Despite public service announcements, anti-drunk driving campaigns, and tragic crashes in different parts of Ontario, the number of impaired drivers on the roads hasn’t decreased the way they've wanted it … [Read more...] about Police Really Have Seen It All When It Comes To Ontario Impaired Drivers
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has a lot of statistics to back up their expert knowledge of drunk driving and the problems associated with it, and one of their frequently shared stats is that 50 to 75% of offenders will continue driving — or drunk driving — on a suspended license. That’s why … [Read more...] about EBike Rider Was Drunk Driving On A Suspended License In Ontario
McDonalds has had its fair fair share of drunk drivers in the drive-thru windows. From people falling asleep right after they order to obviously intoxicated patrons trying to walk through instead of drive, McDonalds has seen it all, but even the most seasoned drive-thru operator would have been … [Read more...] about These Drunk Drivers Cruised Through Drive-Thru On A Sofa
Before he was one of the great American cowboy dads, he was one of the great Canadian voices. In fact, he was known as the Voice of Canada. Lorne Greene, from Ottawa, received that title during the 1940s, when his resonant voice delivered news of the Second World War over CBC airwaves. Eventually … [Read more...] about Lorne Greene Warns Canada about Holiday Impaired Driving 1956
People have been drunk driving for as long as there have been vehicles on roads, and it’s been an uphill battle to get them to stop. Because police are always looking for a new way to stop this decades-old problem, they’ve turned to new avenues like social media in an effort to reach out and get an … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving In PEI? Penalties Include Nickelback Music
The phrase “like father like son” must have taken on an entirely new meaning for one family in Prince Edward Island recently. Both Dad and his boy had a court date on the exact same day and in front of the exact same judge because they both made the exact same decision to drink and drive in … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving Father And Son Appear In PEI Court Room On Same Day
If you drink and drive, you’re in danger of running someone over. That’s what we’ve always been told. One man in Scugog Township, Ontario managed the most difficult of maneuvers, one that's rare even in the annals of drunk driving. He ran himself over. A 25-year-old man was backing out of his … [Read more...] about Ontario Man Runs Himself Over, Gets DUI. Draw Your Own Conclusions
Every once in awhile a drunk driving story hits the news that's so strange, you almost can’t believe someone would actually put themselves in that situation. Take the case of two people in Dauphin, Manitoba for example. They've both been charged with impaired driving, and that in itself isn’t a … [Read more...] about Two Drunk Drivers Crash In Same car = Crazy Drunk Driving Story
Drivers bump into things. That includes sober drivers. But here’s the difference: when sober drivers bump into something, they tend to stop. If the person behind the wheel keeps going after making contact with an object, chances are that driver is impaired. Case in point: a man in Burlington, … [Read more...] about Man Driving with Airbag Deployed, Missing Tire. DUI? Ya Think?
Where do people go when they drink and drive? Police will tell you it really depends on the situation. Some people drive drunk home after a night out at the bar, others drive drunk to work or on the job, and if recent DUI arrests are any indication, there’s an increasing number of people who are … [Read more...] about You Won’t Get Your Greasy Food Fix If you Drink And Drive In a Drive-Thru
One of the best parts of social media is the ability to interact with people you’ve never been able to reach before. Celebrities, sports stars, and the President of the United States; they’re all online. Along with famous people you’ve got companies that use social media for brand promotion, or … [Read more...] about Saskatchewan RCMP Are Winning On Facebook
When people are stopped for impaired driving, they often try to evade arrest. The usual way is to concentrate hard and act sober. It doesn’t work too often, and even when it does, there’s the police breathalyzer to back up the officer’s suspicions. Recently a driver in Québec refused to accept … [Read more...] about Driver Jumps in River to Avoid Breathalyzer Test
It’s tempting to laugh when you hear about someone getting arrested for drunk driving on a golf cart. You’d probably wonder what the level of risk would be on such a slow moving vehicle, and think it’s crazy that someone could receive the same penalties for an arrest on a golf cart as they would if … [Read more...] about If You Drive Impaired In Any Vehicle, You’ll Pay The Price
One of the misperceptions that's going around these days is that driving under the influence of marijuana is somehow less dangerous that driving while drunk. People can - and have - argued that marijuana does not pose the same health risks as alcohol in general. But driving high is another … [Read more...] about Listen to the Eggs: Driving High is Dangerous!
The Nanaimo RCMP want you to know that eating a sandwich cannot make you intoxicated. If that sounds like a pretty silly public service announcement, you’ve probably never been stopped by police for suspected drunk driving in BC and tried to blame your sandwich for how drunk you were. That’s … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving In BC? Don’t Blame Your Sandwich
One of the most dangerous things about alcohol is that it has the power to alter your thinking. You might be someone who understands when you’re sober that drunk driving is dangerous, illegal, and can result in charges that will disrupt your life, but if you have a few drinks in you? Jumping behind … [Read more...] about He Just Really Wanted To Drive Drunk On An E-Bike
If you're one of the thousands of people who use an unlisted cell phone number as your main phone, you probably don't get a lot of unsolicited phone calls from telemarketers anymore. But in some parts of Canada, landlines are alive and doing well, especially with the older demographic. Because of … [Read more...] about Have You Heard Of This Impaired Driving Phone Scam?
If it moves, people will drive it drunk. Tractors. Segways. Scooters. Snow plows. And now, a Zamboni. During a hockey game in rural Manitoba, spectators noticed that the venerable ice resurfacing machine was not navigating smoothy over the rink. In fact it was striking the rink’s boards and … [Read more...] about Manitoba DZUI: Driving a Zamboni Under the Influence
We love this! Humor is used on occasion to discourage drunk drivers, though usually it's slick ad agencies that come up with the witty campaigns. The York Regional Police did their own video to warn Ontario drunk drivers about their waiting punishment, and it's a delight. Thinly disguised as an … [Read more...] about Hilarious Video: Ontario Drunk Drivers Offered Stay at Police “Luxury Hotel” in York