Ontario has quite a few hot spots where impaired drivers seem to rule the roads. One of them is the York region, where there’s been no real slow down of drunk drivers since Marco Muzzo crashed and killed three small children and their grandfather.
Beyond the York Region, Sudbury has a bad reputation for Ontario impaired drivers and impaired driving arrests, and just this past September Sudbury logged dozens of charges against drunk drivers. Some of them have been crazier than others.
Losing a wheel didn’t stop this Ontario drunk driver
One Sudbury drunk driver crashed into another car and bounced off the center median of the road. That impact caused his wheel to snap off, and the wheel then hit another car. The crash didn’t stop him though, and he left the scene driving on three wheels and an axle.
He still kept going, and when he lost control shortly after he crashed into a residential property. The impact of that crash deployed his airbags but, with airbags deployed and on three wheels, he kept driving until he finally made it home and police apprehended him.
Care and control is alive and well in Sudbury
Another Sudbury drunk driver is a good example of how you can be charged with drunk driving, even if you’re not actively driving at the time you were stopped.
She was found passed out at the wheel of her car, but this car was in the middle of an intersection at the time. Someone approached her and took the keys from the ignition before calling police, and when she woke up she failed a breathalyzer test and was changed with impaired driving.
These two hot spots show that, despite harsh laws, public education, and ignition interlocks to lock down convicted offenders, drivers just aren’t getting the message in the province. What will it take to stop Ontario impaired drivers?