On the evening of November 20th, 2015 members of the Niagara Regional Police Service, Special Enforcement Unit with the assistance of the Auxiliary Unit conducted a R.I.D.E check in the cities of St. Catharines and Welland.
According to police, officers stopped approximately 275 vehicles. Three drivers were arrested for having consumed over the legal limit of alcohol to operate a motor vehicle (over .80mgs). A fourth driver had their license suspended for 7 days after recieving a “warn” range suspension for the second time.
A novice driver had their license suspended for 24-hours and was charged with driving with a blood alcohol concentration above zero, in contradiction to the conditions of their G2 class license.
Police also arrested a driver for Driving While Under Suspension as result of unpaid fines.
Numerous fines were issued to drivers in contravention of the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, including one driver registering a speed of 140 km/h in a posted 100 kmlh zone.
With the festive season upon us 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 cause of Criminal Deaths in Canada and destroys thousands of lives every year.
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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