THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck An Ontario man has beat a drunk driving charge by using his acid reflux as a defence.

Vancouver police took 68 suspected impaired drivers off the roads as part of their annual CounterAttack Campaign in the three days leading up to the new year.

The VPD says as usual the numbers were much lower on New Year’s Eve than on the 28th and 29th of December because people typically plan ahead to leave their cars at home that night.

There were 30 24-hour driving suspensions and impaired driving charges combined on the 28th, 21 on the 29th and 17 on New Year’s Eve.

Those numbers cannot be accurately compared to stats from previous years because of significant changes to police powers that came into effect last year.

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