On Saturday, July 22, 2017, members of the Niagara Regional Police conducted R.I.D.E. checkpoints within the Cities of Welland and Thorold.

Traffic was steady throughout the night and police say over 600 drivers were stopped and questioned regarding any alcohol consumption.  They were very pleased to see the number of designated drivers and other people that arranged different means of transportation to get them home safely.

Just 5 roadside tests were conducted which resulted in two drivers receiving a three day licence suspension.  A few tickets were also issued for various Highway Traffic Act infractions.

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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