On the evening of Saturday September 23, 2017 members of the Niagara Regional Police Service, Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted a R.I.D.E. check in the cities of St. Catharines and Thorold.


Police say that officers stopped approximately 350 vehicles. Of those drivers stopped 2 were required to provide breath samples for suspected alcohol consumption resulting in 1 driver being issued being a 3 day license suspension after registering an alert on an approved screening device.

Numerous fines were issued to drivers in contravention of the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act , including one class G1 licensed driver operating his vehicle without being in the accompany of a class G license holder.

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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