On Friday February 13th, 2015 members of the Special Enforcement Unit conducted a RIDE program in the town of Beamsville and City of St.Catharines. Over the course of the evening approximately 350 vehicles were checked and of those drivers 11 roadside breath samples were taken. As a result of the program 1 driver was arrested for Over 80mg and 2 others received a 3-day driving licence suspension. In addition, 9 Provincial Offences charges were laid for various infractions under the Highway Traffic Act.
Earlier in the evening police arrested 2 individuals who attended the RIDE checkpoint and were found to be in possession of 28 grams of marijuana while operating a motor vehicle
R.I.D.E. campaigns will be conducted throughout the Region of Niagara all year long. The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to reducing Impaired Driving Offences through education and the apprehension of offenders with enforcement programs like R.I.D.E.
Impaired driving is still the leading cause of Criminal Death in Canada. Impaired motorists place everyone’s safety at risk by drinking and driving on Ontario roads and highways with thousands of lives lost every year.
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