On Sunday, February 5, 2017, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service conducted R.I.D.E. checks for Super Bowl Sunday within the city St. Catharines.
Officers stopped approximately 400 vehicles throughout the night. Of those drivers stopped, 3 of them were required to provide breath samples for suspected alcohol consumption. One driver provided a sample which registered a “Fail” on an approved screening device and was subsequently arrested for impaired driving. An additional driver was issued a 3 day drivers licence suspension after registering an “Alert”.
In addition to the alcohol related charges and suspension, officers issued several tickets to drivers in contravention of the Highway Traffic 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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