“Considering the incidents of drinking and driving in the province which continue at a high rate ...”
This quote is heard time and again in Provincial Court when Chief Justice Nancy Orr hands down sentences for impaired driving related charges.
It is uttered far too often and that’s a shame.
Last week alone 10 people faced charges related to drunk driving.
When individuals get behind the wheel of a vehicle they are responsible for themselves along with everyone they meet on the road.
Too many people are of the mindset they have all their wits about them even after a couple of drinks.
Well guess what? Alcohol impairs.
And then there are the massive number of repeat offenders.
There were only two people in court last week who didn’t already have a drunk driving conviction under their belt- they were in their teens.
It seems obvious individuals are most upset because of the fact they got caught.
What they really need to do is realize they never should have driven in the first place.
A couple of drinks or 10 and you are no longer in complete control of your faculties so leave the driving to someone else or stay put.