Caledon OPP stop Mississauga and Brampton drivers in weekend checkstop blitz


Published December 20, 2021 at 2:45 pm

Police in Peel continue to crack down on impaired drivers this holiday season with Festive RIDE checkstops.

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were out on Caledon roads last weekend and set up a handful of checkstops.

Police say they laid at least 16 impaired driving charges in the checkstop blitz, including four counts of driving with cannabis available, two counts of driving with open liquor and three counts of driving while under suspension.

The OPP said RIDE officers respond to a multi-vehicle crash early on Saturday morning just after 12:30 a.m. on Hwy 10 between Valleywood Blvd. and Old School Rd.

When officers arrived on scene one of the drivers involved in the crash showed signs of impairment and was arrested.

Daniel Wrobel, 23, of Mississauga, has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with over 80 mgs of alcohol.

Wrobel is scheduled to appear in Orangeville Provincial Court in March.

The Caledon OPP also say they arrested one driver from Brampton during the checkstop blitz after discovering the 30-year-old had an outstanding warrant from Peel Regional Police.

Police are encouraging drivers to plan ahead and use a designated driver, cab, rideshare, public transit or stay overnight if they choose to consume alcohol or drugs.

“Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements,” police said. “There is no excuse for impaired driving.”

Earlier this month, the Mississauga OPP busted an alleged drunk driver trying to switch seats with a passenger during a checkstop.

Peel Regional Police are also stepping up checkstops and cracking down on impaired drivers for their own RIDE blitz during the holiday season.

The OPP’s Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere campaign runs from Nov. 18, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022.

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