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 years, and it’s hard to understand why.
Just over the past few weeks there have been a few explosive situations Ontario impaired drivers have put themselves in, and these two incidents are more examples of the current pulse of drunk driving in the province.
Ontario impaired drivers seem to love fireworks
Impaired drivers are scary for anyone on the road with them, but Rideau Lakes was the scene for an even scarier impaired driving crash than usual. Police officers spotted a car that was heading down a highway and the passenger was shooting fireworks off from the window.
When police stopped the driver they found that he was driving with a suspended license and he was arrested for driving over 80. His passenger was also charged for shooting fireworks out of the car, because along with driving drunk, discharging fireworks out of a car is, you guessed it, illegal.
Colliding with a fuel truck probably isn’t a good idea
Napanee police normally don’t have to call in reinforcements for a drunk driving crash, but they may have thought about it after they discovered a drunk driver had crashed into a fuel truck. The driver of the car had been drinking, and he had crashed into the fuel truck hard enough to cause damage. Now he’s got a damaged car, he’s had his driver’s license suspended for ninety days, and his car was impounded for a week.
These aren’t your basic, every day situations, even for Ontario impaired drivers, but they’re a good reminder for anyone who’s tempted to have a drink and get behind the wheel: anything can happen and anything can seem like a good idea when you’re drunk.
You’re far better to call in a sober driver than you are to test the limits of what you and your car can do when you’ve been drinking.