The Toronto Daily Star editions of the 1930s regularly included summaries of the previous day’s proceedings in men’s police court, women’s police court, and the county police court. The county police court summary for April 16 1935 seemed to consist entirely of drunk and reckless drivers:
The going rate for driving while drunk appears to have been either $25 or 30 days in jail or $50 or 60 days in jail, depending on the severity of the offense.
Out of curiosity, I traced Albert Third, the first defendant mentioned in the article, since he had an unusual name. He did not appear in the 1935 Toronto city directory, but he was listed in the 1936 directory as a labourer and living at 527 Eastern Avenue (which still stands). He was not listed in the 1937 and 1938 directories, so I guess he moved on down the road, possibly in his car.