On Friday April 7 officers conducted a R.I.D.E. campaign in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines.
During the first two hours, police say officers stopped approximately 200 vehicles. Of those stopped, one driver was arrested for having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit of .08. That driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and their vehicle was also impounded for 7 days. The driver will now face criminal sanctions that could result in a 1 year licence prohibition.
In addition to the impaired arrest, another driver was issued a 3 day licence suspension after providing a breath sample registering in the warn range on the roadside screening device.
Several drivers were also issued tickets for infractions under 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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