According to police, on Saturday June 27th, 2015 members of the Special Enforcement Unit conducted a RIDE campaign in the Town of Fort Erie and City of Niagara Falls.
Of the 250 drivers police interacted with, 14 were required to provide breath samples into a roadside alcohol screening device. Three drivers registered a blood alcohol level in the warn range and had their driver’s licence suspended for 3 days.
In Niagara Falls, one driver was arrested for having a blood alcohol concentration above 80mgs of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. A 90 day Ministry of Transportation Administrative Drivers Licence suspension followed as well as the vehicle towed and impounded for a period of 7 days.
Police issued 10 Provincial Offences Notices for a variety of Highway Traffic Act infractions. Including a novice driver having a blood alcohol level of above zero and another who had their child improperly secured in their seat.
The Niagara Regional Police remain committed to reducing Impaired Driving Offences through enforcement initiatives like RIDE. Impaired driving remains the leading cause of Criminal Deaths in Canada and destroys thousands of lives every year.
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