Niagara Regional Police were out this weekend for the R.I.D.E. program.

On Saturday, February 10th, 2024, officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service say they conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks in Port Colborne and St. Catharines.

Throughout the night, officers stopped approximately 400 vehicles and inquired if any of the drivers had consumed any alcohol or drugs earlier in the evening. In total, 25 drivers were required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis.

One driver provided a sample resulting in an “Alert” and subsequently had their licence suspended for a period of three days.

Several tickets were issued to drivers for various driving offences, including two drivers who were charged with “drive motor vehicle – no licence”.

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, because 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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