Daytime drunk drivers are a concern in Peel

PEELIf the number of drivers driving drunk during the day continues like this, there will soon be a time when RIDE programs happen at noon.

Mississauga and Brampton are witnessing an explosion in the number of drunks driving in the day.

From July 2-29, police charged at least 27 suspected impaired drivers — 17 in Brampton and 10 in Mississauga — while the sun was out. That’s one a day. Of those, one came at 9:15 p.m. Two were around 6:30 a.m. The rest were between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

In two incidents — one in the area of Thorndale Road and Martineau Road in Brampton on July 7 and another at Lakeshore Road and Helene Street in Mississauga on July 12 — the drivers are accused of having four times the legal limit of alcohol in their system.

In one incident on July 25, a man backed into a Peel cop car after being pulled over. He was later charged with impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample.

The 27 drivers charged face more than 30 charges. They include 10 impaired driving by alcohol charges, 17 excess blood alcohol charges, one impaired driving by drug charge and one dangerous driving charge, among others, statistics show.

If you notice drivers on the street driving dangerously, feel free to call 911 and report it. Chances are these drivers are either under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both. – CINEWS

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1 Comment

    August 6, 2016 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Drunk drivers must be punished severely in order to bring discipline on the road.

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