On Friday, January 13, 2017, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service conducted R.I.D.E. checks within the city of Thorold and Niagara Falls.
Police say officers stopped approximately 250 vehicles throughout the night. Of those drivers stopped, 8 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, 2 drivers were issued 3 day suspensions after they provided breath samples above 50 mgs of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. A third driver was also served with a 24 hour suspension when it was discovered that he had consumed alcohol, which is in contravention of his novice drivers licence conditions.
In addition to the alcohol related suspensions, several drivers were issued provincial offence tickets for various Highway Traffic Act offences.
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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