On Sunday, February 4, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks for Super Bowl Sunday within the cities St. Catharines and Thorold.
Officers stopped approximately 550 vehicles throughout the night. Of those drivers stopped, two of them were required to provide breath samples for suspected alcohol consumption. Both of these drivers provided breath samples that fell into the acceptable range and were free to drive away.
In addition to the roadside tests, police issued a dozen tickets to drivers in contravention of the Highway Traffic 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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