Man found guilty in 2019 impaired driving fatal collision

A 40-year-old man from the Town of Newmarket has been sentenced to seven years in prison after he was found guilty of two charges, including Impaired Driving, in connection with a 2019 fatal collision in the City of Markham.

On September 25, 2020, Judge Mizner sentenced Stanley Choy to seven years in prison, followed by a 10-year driving prohibition, after he was found guilty of Impaired Driving Causing Death and Criminal Negligence Causing Death.

On Tuesday December 31, 2019, at approximately 7:20 p.m., police responded to reports of a collision in the area of Elgin Mills Road and Ninth Line. Officers determined that two vehicles were involved, a white Hyundai Veloster and a white Toyota. The driver of the Toyota, a 68-year-old man from the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai was arrested and charged.

York Regional Police continues its ongoing efforts to stop impaired driving on our roads through enforcement and education. YRP encourages drivers to do their part and make use of the Safe Roads: Your Call program, which encourages citizens to call 9-1-1 if they suspect an impaired driver. Police consider these incidents life-threatening crimes in progress and will continue to respond to these calls.

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