Last night,  members of the Niagara Regional Police continued with the Festive R.I.D.E. campaign, by conducting sobriety spot checks within the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and City of St. Catharines.


Police say that during the course of the evening and early morning hours, they spoke with approximately 520 drivers and inquired if they consumed any alcohol or drugs prior to operating their vehicles.  As a result, 9 drivers were stopped and each was required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis.

For the third week in a row, one driver provided a sample over the legal limit and was subsequently arrested and charged.  An additional driver provided a sample in the warn range and lost their licence for 3 days.

The Niagara Regional Police would like to remind everyone to drink responsibly and find an alternative means of transportation to get home.  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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