Tougher penalties are coming to Haliburton County to make Ontario’s roads safer.

The Haliburton Highlands OPP says penalties for drug-impaired driving will be matched with the penalties for drunk drivers.

They say starting October 2nd, drivers under the influence of drugs will be charged $180, get an immediate licence suspension of three days, and a possible 90-day licence suspension.

The OPP says these are being introduced by the province.

This is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up.