Police say they made an arrest and issued a roadside suspension during a Festive R.I.D.E. campaign.
On Friday, December 10, 2021, members of the Niagara Regional Police continued with their Festive R.I.D.E. campaign with checkpoints in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the City of Niagara Falls.
In total, police stopped approximately 400 vehicles and inquired if any of the drivers consumed any alcohol or drugs. A total of 19 drivers were requested 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 7 days and their licence was suspended for 90 days.
Another driver registered an “Alert” on the roadside screening device and subsequently had their licence suspended for a period of three days.
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.