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West Region OPP say impaired charges up 20 percent from last year

OXFORD COUNTY - Some disturbing statistics coming from the West Region OPP when it comes to impaired drivers. 

According to OPP between November 23 and December 4 of last year, 172 drivers were charged with Impaired, Over 80 or Refusal.  42 of those drivers charged were in West Region.  For the same time period in 2014, 215 persons have been charged with Impaired, Over 80 or Refusal during R.I.D.E. checks. 71 of those drivers charged were in West Region which works out to a 20 percent increase.   
 
Officials say sober driving is everyone’s responsibility.  Passengers and those hosting festive events have equal responsibility in ensuring that anyone who is drinking alcohol or taking drugs does not get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. 

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