Police say a Canada Day R.I.D.E. led to an arrest.


On Thursday, July 1, 2021, members of the Niagara Regional Police conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks in Port Colborne and St. Catharines.

Police at Sherkston Shores in Port Colborne stopped approximately 400 vehicles and asked drivers if they had consumed any alcohol or drugs earlier in the day. In total, 12 drivers were required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis. One driver provided a sample which resulted in a “Fail” and was subsequently arrested. Their vehicle was towed for seven days and their license was suspended for 90 days.

One driver, 40 year old Sokha Kheng of Downsview was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

Police then went to Westchester Cr. in St. Catharines and stopped approximately 120 vehicles. Another four drivers were requested to provide a sample of their breath for analysis. These drivers who provided a breath sample received results that were within an acceptable range and were free to drive away.

The Niagara Regional Police Service remains 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.

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