Niagara Regional Police say they continued their Festive R.I.D.E. Campaign by conducting sobriety check points at two locations including Niagara-On-The-Lake and Grimsby on Friday night.


Both of the locations were very busy and in total approximately 750 vehicles were stopped. Each driver was questioned if they had consumed any alcohol or cannabis prior to operating their vehicle. Of the drivers spoken to, 14 were requested to provide a sample of their breath for analysis.

Three of the drivers provided a sample in the warning range and subsequently had their licence suspended for 3 days.

As the Festive Season continues throughout the month of December, the Niagara Regional Police want the public to be aware that officers will be continually looking for impaired drivers. Whether it is a scheduled R.I.D.E. event or officers that are on general patrol, police will be attempting to locate and arrest those drivers who decide to operate their vehicle while impaired.

If you are attending a social event this holiday season, please drink responsibly and have a plan to arrive home safely. Consider having a designated driver, call a taxi or use public transit. The Niagara Regional Police will continue to conduct R.I.D.E. checks each week in December and throughout the holiday season.

This initiative has been made possible, in part, as a result of grant funding from the Ministry of the Solicitor General as part of the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program.

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