From November 24, 2017 to January 2, 2018 the OPP conducted a province-wide Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) initiative.
During this time, officers from the Caledon Detachment of the OPP carried out 123 RIDE programs in our area and laid the most criminal charges within central region in regards to drinking and driving related offences – Driving While Ability Impaired, Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood, and Refusal.
In Caledon, 20 people were charged with drinking and driving offences during our Festive RIDE, while 14 lost their driver’s licence temporarily for registering in the warn range on a roadside screening device – having a Blood Alcohol Concentration level between 50 milligrams to 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood
Caledon OPP is now reminding drivers that while the Festive RIDE has wrapped up, you can be sure to see our officers conducting RIDE programs year round in an effort to keep our roadways safe and remove drivers who pose a risk to all of us by drinking and driving.
The OPP remains committed to enforcing impaired driving laws and educating road users about the dangers posed by motorists who drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Drivers need to remember that any amount of alcohol or drugs can impair one’s ability to drive.
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