Impaired drivers to be welcomed at 'L'hotel de York Regional Police'
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:14PM EST
TORONTO - Drunk drivers, prepare to spend the night in a "palace of no-class comfort and bottom-level luxury."
A tongue-in-cheek video released by police north of Toronto reminds motorists that taking the wheel while impaired will earn them a stay at "L'Hotel York Regional Police," which features a concrete mattress and an open bathroom with stainless steel fixtures.
The video released ahead of New Year's Eve also touts the force's "complimentary shuttle service" -- also known as a police cruiser.
In one of several tweets promoting the public service campaign, York Region police posted a bill for a one-night stay at the "tawdry fortress of solitude," totalling close to $13,000.
Among the costs are $10,000 in legal fees, about $400 in impound fees and a $1,000 impaired driving fine.
A footnote on the bill states it does not include possible criminal charges or property damage costs.
A still image taken from YouTube video welcomes impaired drivers to the 'L'hotel de York Regional Police.'