Ontario has been at the center of a spotlight lately. Thanks to an drunk driving crash that killed four people and the subsequent sentencing of Marco Muzzo, Ontario has been put on the map for all the wrong reasons.
It’s an unspeakable tragedy when four people are lost thanks to someone’s choice to drink and drive, but it’s especially tragic that Muzzo’s choice made a mother and father childless. The only hope that could come out of such a horrific crash is that Ontario drivers will finally clue in and think twice about drunk driving. Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet.
According to police in York, the region where the Muzzo crash occurred, they charged 13 people with impaired driving over the weekend, and they’ve let the public know that they found the situation extremely disappointing. One of the people charged was stopped after driving down the wrong way down a one-way street, and officers had to actually box her in to stop her.
The York region isn’t the only area continuing to be hit by drunk drivers. Essex County police arrested an impaired driver after she was involved in a hit and run and left her bumper behind.
Over in Toronto police officers participating in an Easter weekend seat belt crackdown were shocked at the number of drunk drivers they arrested. They arrested 9 people over a 48-hour period for drunk driving.
For some people, change only comes after they’ve had a shock, and although a lot of people hugged their kids a little closer and gave thanks for their families after watching the Muzzo coverage, they clearly don’t believe it could happen to them.
But the reality is that a drunk driving crash can happen to anyone, and it’s pretty simple to cause one yourself: to achieve the same outcome, all you have to do is drink, put the keys in the ignition, and drive.