National Impaired Driving Prevention Week was recognized across Canada from March 21st to March 27th, 2021.

The intent of this initiative is to educate community members about the consequences of impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs, fatigue or distraction. The Greater Sudbury Police Service carried on with the momentum built by our Anytime Anywhere RIDE campaign throughout the entire month of March. Key highlights include:

  • In March 2021 alone, GSPS Officers investigated (34) incidents of impaired driving and laid (48) criminal charges.
  • Officers trained an additional (12) frontline officers in Standard Field Sobriety Testing, which will increase our ability to detect drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol.
  • During the first three months of 2021, our Drug Recognition Experts conducted (50) evaluations on drug-impaired drivers. This is already more than half as many as they completed in ALL of 2020.
  • Our Breath Technicians have conducted more than (30) breath tests so far on alcohol-impaired drivers.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service wants those who choose to drive while drunk or high to know that we intend to continue ramping up our efforts to combat impaired driving. We’re asking our community to continue to assist us in our efforts by encouraging you to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1 as a crime in progress.

Thank you for driving sober and responsibly.