The Niagara Regional Police conducted a  weekend R.I.D.E.  checkpoint on King Street in Beamsville and on Division Street in Welland on Saturday.


Between the hours of 7:30pm and 2:00am, officers stopped over 400 vehicles and conducted 19 roadside tests.

As a result of the R.I.D.E check, police say one person received a three day licence suspension, 6 provincial notices were issued and one vehicle was removed from the road as it was unfit.

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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