TORONTO, Ont. – A 23-year-old man faces impaired driving-related charges after driving the wrong way on the Gardiner Expressway, Friday morning.

The vehicle was heading east in the westbound lanes, travelling at a speed of 60 kilometres an hour at around 3:30 a.m., when Toronto police pulled him over at Parkside Drive.

Toronto police managed to stop the vehicle safely before the driver hit anything or anyone.

“That’s almost a death sentence; two cars head-on collision is going to be serious injuries or death,” Staff-Sgt. Scott Collins said.

“Just go on the Internet and look up impaired drivers and collisions, and see the carnage and the death that you create, and you ruin everybody’s life. Everyone involved is hurt,” he added.

Police also said he was one of four drivers arrested Thursday night for drinking and driving.