In the continuing effort to eliminate impaired driving offences in the Niagara Region; members of the Niagara Regional Police Service 8-District conducted a RIDE operation in the Town of Grimsby.

Police say during the June 3rd 2016 RIDE checkpoint, officers stopped approximately 40 vehicles to ensure the operators’ sobriety. Of the drivers checked, one was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle, one young driver (under 22yrs of age) received a 24-hour suspension for having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above zero, and three drivers were issued provincial offence notices for highway traffic act violations.

Police want to remind all novice drivers (G2 class licence holders) and young drivers (those under the age of 22), that they are required to have a BAC level of ZERO at all times while operating any motor vehicle. Those who are non-compliant face steep fines, suspensions, and increased insurance premiums or revocation.

Impaired driving remains the number one criminal cause of death in Canada, and is a factor in nearly half of all fatal motor vehicle collisions. Call 911 if you suspect an impaired driver.

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