Our local OPP is reminding people to drive sober, and this includes drug consumption as well.

The Haliburton Highlands OPP says drivers who are charged with driving while impaired by drugs can get the same penalties as those who are charged with driving while impaired by alcohol.

The OPP has highly trained officers who are skilled in the detection and investigation of drug-impaired drivers.

A charge of impairment by drugs involves all drugs, be it prescription, over-the-counter and those that are illegal.

If you see an impaired driver, call 9-1-1.