A 25-year-old Markham man has been charged with impaired and distracted driving after the York Regional Police state they found him slumped over the wheel with his phone in his hands “mid-text message” in the middle of traffic.
The man was purportedly found stopped on the Highway 404 off-ramp at Steeles Avenue at 4:30AM on October 30th. After officers attempted to wake him by boxing in the vehicle with their cruisers, the driver then removed his foot from the brake and rolled into one of the cruisers.
14 others in the region were also charged with impaired driving offenses over the Halloween weekend. The police reminded citizens to call 911 if they saw instances of impaired or distracted driving in progress.