Driver Arrested During Canada Day R.I.D.E.

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, members of the Niagara Regional Police conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks within the Cities of Port Colborne and St. Catharines.

Police attended the area of Sherkston Shores in Port Colborne and stopped approximately 400 vehicles.  Police inquired if any of the drivers had consumed any alcohol or drugs earlier in the day.  In total, 12 drivers were required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis.  One driver provided a sample which resulted in a “Fail” and was subsequently arrested.  Their vehicle was towed for seven days and their licence was suspended for 90 days. 

Sokha KHENG (40 years old) of Downsview was arrested and charged with the offences:

Impaired operation conveyance/exceed blood alcohol, sec. 320.14(1)(b) C.C. Impaired operation conveyance, sec. 320.14(1)(a) C.C.

He was later released from police custody with a future court date.

Police then attended Westchester Cr. in the City of St. Catharines and stopped approximately 120 vehicles.  Another four drivers were requested to provide a sample of their breath for analysis.  These drivers who provided a breath sample received results that were within an acceptable range and were free to drive away. 

The Niagara Regional Police Service remains committed to reducing impaired driving offences through education and the apprehension of offenders through enforcement programs like R.I.D.E. Impaired driving is still the leading criminal offence causing deaths in Canada.