During the late evening of March 29th 2015, Niagara Regional Police officers from the 2 District, Casino Unit and the Special Enforcement Unit conducted a joint R.I.D.E. checkpoint in the City of Niagara Falls.

Over the course of the R.I.D.E. officers stopped approximately 100 vehicles. Of those vehicles, two drivers were required to provide breath samples into an approved screening device and four Provincial Offence Notices were issued.  Although no impaired arrests were made during this R.I.D.E, a member of the Casino Unit arrested a driver for Impaired Driving and Drive While Disqualified while conducting speeding enforcement earlier in the evening.

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 lives lost every year.

R.I.D.E. operations 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.

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