On the evening of Friday April 29th, 2016 members of the Niagara Regional Police Service, Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted a R.I.D.E. check in the cities of Welland and Thorold.

Police say, officers stopped approximately 450 vehicles. Of those drivers stopped 7 were required to provide breath samples for suspected alcohol consumption which resulted in 1 driver being arrested for having consumed over the legal limit of alcohol to operate a motor vehicle (over 80mgs).

3 drivers were issued a 3 day licence suspension after registering an alert on an approved screening device. Another received a 7 day licence suspension as he registered a second alert within the last 5 years.

Numerous fines were issued to drivers in contravention of the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act .

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 criminal offence causing deaths in Canada.

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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