The Niagara Regional Police Service’s commitment to road safety continues, with a weekend RIDE campaign in the Town of Smithville and the Town of Beamsville.
The impaired driving blitz took place on November 11th and included officers from the uniform branch of 8-District Grimsby Detachment, supported by NRP officers from the Traffic Enforcement Unit.
The officers set up R.I.D.E. checkpoints at several locations throughout the two towns. Officers checked approximately 175 drivers during the campaign. Of those, 13 drivers were required to provide breath samples into an approved screening device.
Police say these tests resulted in the arrest of two drivers for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle/Having in Excess of 80 milligrams of alcohol in their blood. One driver had his licence suspended for 3-days for having over 50 milligrams of alcohol in their blood, and one person was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking after a large quantity of marijuana was located in his vehicle.
Officers also issued 10 Provincial Offence Notices for Highway Traffic Act offences.
Officers throughout the region were busy dealing with impaired drivers. In addition to the arrests made during the Lincoln / West Lincoln R.I.D.E., four other individuals were arrested Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle/Having in Excess of 80 milligrams of alcohol in their blood, and one driver was arrested for Impaired Operation by drugs.
The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to reducing Impaired Driving Offences through education and the apprehension of offenders with enforcement programs like R.I.D.E. Impaired driving is still the leading criminal cause of death in Canada and destroys thousands of lives. Call 911 if you suspect an impaired driver.
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