On Sunday, during the evening of Super Bowl LIV, members of the Niagara Regional Police conducted sobriety spot checks in St. Catharines and Thorold.
Throughout the night, officers stopped approximately 450 vehicles and questioned each driver regarding any consumption of alcohol or drugs prior to operating their vehicle. As a result, eight drivers were requested to provide a sample of their breath for analysis. One of these drivers received a three day license suspension, after it was discovered that the driver consumed alcohol which violated a condition on their novice drivers licence.
The other seven drivers provided samples under the legal limit and were free to drive away. Throughout the night officers also issued six tickets for various traffic related offences.
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 the Solicitor General as part of the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program.
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