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Two drivers charged at festive RIDE check

450 drivers stopped for sobriety spot checks in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls on Friday
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FILE PHOTO Kenneth Armstrong/Village Media
On Friday, Dec. 14, members of the Niagara Regional Police continued with the festive R.I.D.E. season, by conducting sobriety spot checks within the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and City of Niagara Falls.

During the course of the evening, police spoke with approximately 450 drivers and inquired if they consumed any alcohol or drugs prior to operating their vehicles.  As a result, seven drivers were stopped and each was required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis.  

Two of the drivers stopped by police were ultimately arrested for impaired driving and subsequently received a 90 day driver's licence suspension and had their vehicles towed and seized for seven days.  

The Niagara Regional Police would like to remind everyone that if you are attending a social event this holiday season, to please drink responsibly and have a plan to arrive home safely.  Consider having a designated driver, call a taxi or use public transit. The Niagara Regional Police will continue to conduct R.I.D.E. checks each week in December and throughout the holiday season.

This initiative has been made possible, in part, as a result of grant funding from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services as part of the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program.