The Niagara Regional Police Service’s commitment to road safety continued with a R.I.D.E. campaign in the City of Welland.


During the late evening of October 26, 2015, members of Niagara Regional Police, Special Enforcement Unit conducted a R.I.D.E. checkpoint in the City of Welland. Over the course of the RIDE officers stopped approximately 150 vehicles.  Police say two drivers were arrested for drug possession and a quantity of marijuana was seized. A third driver had their licence suspended for 3 days after registering a blood alcohol “warn” into an Approved Screening Device. Police also ticketed a passenger who had an open container of alcohol in the vehicle as well as a driver operating a motorcycle without a proper licence or insurance. A total of 6 Provincial Offence Notices were issued.

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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