On Friday, April 14, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service conducted R.I.D.E. checks within the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the Cities of Niagara Falls and St. Catharines.
Police say between all three locations, officers stopped approximately 650 vehicles throughout the night. Of those drivers stopped, 6 of them were required to provide breath samples for suspected alcohol consumption. One driver was issued a 3 day licence suspension after their breath sample registered an “Alert” on a roadside screening device.
Another driver was required to complete Standard Field Sobriety Tests when there was a concern that their ability to operate a motor vehicle may have been impaired by drugs. The driver successfully passed the tests and did not face any further sanctions.
In addition to the alcohol related suspension, officers issued a dozen tickets for various 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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