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1,500 vehicles passed through Sunset Beach Canada Day RIDE check

Police had received information that there was a large number of people attending the area
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On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, The Niagara Regional Police, 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers, the Traffic Enforcement Unit, and the Marine Unit, attended Sunset Beach in the City of St. Catharines in regards to an initiative.

The Niagara Regional Police have been receiving information that there has been a large number of people attending Sunset Beach, putting it at its capacity limit.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns, uniform officers took it upon themselves to conduct a high presence of vehicle patrol in the area.

Following uniform patrol, the Niagara Regional Police Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) at that location. There were over 1,500 cars that passed through the RIDE program and 80 ASD tests conducted.

The Niagara Regional Police Marine Unit assisted with patrolling the water, as there were a high number of boats in the area as well.

The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to reducing impaired driving offences through education and the apprehension of offenders through enforcement programs like RIDE Impaired driving is still the leading cause of criminal deaths in Canada and affects thousands of lives every year.