Police say, on Saturday, October 15, 2016, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service conducted R.I.D.E. checks within the city of Niagara Falls and St. Catharines.
Officers stopped approximately 600 vehicles throughout the night. Of those drivers stopped, 15 of them were required to provide breath samples for suspected alcohol consumption. As a result of providing a breath sample into an approved screening device, 3 of the drivers received a 3 day drivers licence suspension. One other driver was arrested for impaired driving and also issued a Provincial Offence Notice for having open alcohol in the vehicle.
In addition to the alcohol related charges and suspensions, officers issued 8 Provincial Offence Notices to drivers in contravention of the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.
The Niagara Regional Police Service remain committed to reducing Impaired Driving Offences through education and the apprehension of offenders through enforcement programs like R.I.D.E. Impaired driving is still the leading criminal offence causing deaths in Canada.
This initiative has been made possible, in part, as a result of grant funding from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services as part of the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program.
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