Members of the Niagara Regional Police say that in just over 45 minutes, they arrested three drivers with impaired driving in Thorold, during a weekend R.I.D.E. campaign.


Each of these drivers provided a sample of their breath for analysis, after it was suspected that they had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening.  As a result, three of them provided samples that registered over the legal limit and were subsequently arrested.

In addition to these arrests, nine other drivers were also requested to provide samples of their breath, which resulted in two drivers receiving a three day licence suspension.

Earlier in the evening, officers had set up R.I.D.E. in Chippawa, where approximately 450 vehicles entered the checkpoint.  No one was arrested at this location, however almost a dozen of them received tickets for various Highway Traffic Act offences.

The Niagara Regional Police would like to remind all drivers to find an alternative means of transportation if their evening involves the consumption of alcohol or drugs.  Impaired driving is still the leading criminal offence causing deaths in Canada.

The Niagara Regional Police Service remains committed to reducing Impaired Driving Offences through education and the apprehension of offenders through enforcement programs like R.I.D.E.

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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