Police say on Sunday December 6, 2015, members of the Special Enforcement Unit conducted a RIDE check point in the Town of Fort Erie. Over five hundred vehicles were checked and seven roadside tests were conducted. One driver had his drivers licence suspended for three days as a result of a WARN reading on the roadside test.
Police stopped one driver who did not have her headlights on and further investigation revealed that the driver was a disqualified driver for a previous impaired driving conviction. The driver now faces charges of drive disqualified as well as Highway Traffic Act offences. The vehicle operated by this driver was impounded for 45 days under current legislation.
Drivers are reminded that 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. If you suspect another motorist of impairment, the Niagara Regional Police Service encourages you to contact police to report this crime.
Please plan ahead when considering your evening out this holiday season.
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