On Tuesday, June 4th,  members of the Niagara Regional Police Services Traffic Enforcement Unit with the assistance of members from Uniform Patrol and Auxiliary Officers conducted sobriety spot checks in Welland and Thorold.

Throughout the night, over 300 vehicles were stopped and drivers were questioned with regards to alcohol consumption and drug use prior to the operation of their motor vehicles.

Police say as a result, 11 drivers were asked to provide a sample of their breath for analysis. One driver was arrested for failing the roadside screening test and a second driver issued a 3 day licence suspension for having more than 50 mgs, but less than 100 of alcohol in their system.

An additional 23 drivers were randomly selected to provide breath samples under the mandatory screening law, and Police are pleased to report that all 23 drivers were in full compliance with the law.

Further to the alcohol and drug related incidents, Police also issued 6 provincial offence notices for various Highway Traffic Act violations.

In an effort to ensure the safety of our residents and the visitors to the Niagara Region, the Police Service would like to remind everyone, to drink responsibly and have a plan to arrive home safely. Consider having a designated driver, calling for a taxi or using public transit.

Motorists are also reminded that they are required by law to slow down and proceed cautiously when approaching a R.I.D.E. checkpoint or any emergency vehicle stopped on the roadway.

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 their Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program.

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