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Police issue one roadside suspension during weekend RIDE checks

Spot checks happened Saturday in Port Colborne and St. Catharines
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On Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) conducted RIDE spot checks in the cities of 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 RIDE. 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 (RIDE) program.