The OPP says 587 motorists were charged with impaired driving during its annual festive RIDE campaign. Another 366 drivers were issued suspensions and had their licence suspended for having a blood alcohol level between 0.5 and 0.8. That’s an improvement over last year when 623 drivers were charged and 407 warn range suspensions were issued. Provincial police say 44 people died on OPP patrolled roads in drug and alcohol-related collisions last year.
More Holiday RIDE stats have been released by police in Orangeville. They say they stopped a total of 2397 vehicles during this year’s holiday campaign. Of those, 7 people had to blow the breathalyzer. One person got a 3-day suspension for being in the warning range. 4 people were arrested for impaired. Half of those were impaired by drugs.
Once again this year, Z1035 was the official radio sponsor of the RIDE Checks booklet which was distributed province-wide. Scott & Kat were the MC’s for the official launch of the Festive RIDE Program.
Photo Credit: RIDE Checks