Dad busts drunk drivers after losing son in a DUI crash
"I look for the ones that are falling over drunk. And those that get into their cars and drive away. At that point I then follow and see if they are going over the lines, hitting the curbs, going through red lights and stop signs." Yasinsky told CBC. "I then call 911 and report a possible drunk driver," he said.
Yasinsky told the CBC he has helped catch five drunk drivers. Though Winnipeg police could not confirm his claim, he is due in court in February to serve as a witness against one of the drivers he has followed. Yasinsky believes that the current system isn't working, and says he wants to see much stricter penalties for first time offenders.
"It's a weapon. When you've been drinking and driving you could kill somebody, including yourself," he said. Yasinsky hopes to start a group where like-minded individuals keep an eye on bars and clubs to help police nab drunk drivers. Staff Sgt. Rob Riffel with the Winnipeg Police Central Traffic Unit told CBC that as long as Yasinsky and others like him are valuable assets, just so long as they let the police handle the actual arrests.
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