On Saturday, December 23, 2017, members of the Niagara Regional Police conducted R.I.D.E. checkpoints within the Town of Grimsby and City of Niagara Falls.
Throughout the night, officers stopped approximately 300 vehicles. Three drivers admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the evening and were subsequently requested to provide a sample of their breath for analysis. Each of these drivers provided samples in the acceptable range.
Officers also stopped a motorist for driving while under suspension, and another one for driving with no licence. Each of these drivers was charged accordingly.
Police spoke with many drivers and passengers throughout the night who made arrangements with a designated driver or who called a taxi to get them home safely. Police were very pleased with the decisions that were made and hope everyone will follow suit for the remainder of this holiday season and every day thereafter.
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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