Police say that on Sunday, December 31st, 2023, officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks in the Town of West Lincoln, Town of Lincoln and St. Catharines.
Throughout the night, officers stopped approximately 500 vehicles and inquired if any of the drivers had consumed any alcohol or drugs earlier in the evening. In total, 8 drivers were required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis. Each one of these drivers provided a sample that resulted in 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 remains the leading criminal offence causing death 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.