On Friday, April 30, 2021, members of the Niagara Regional Police conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks within the Cities of Port Colborne and St. Catharines.
Throughout the night, officers stopped approximately 600 vehicles and inquired if any of the drivers had consumed any alcohol or drugs earlier in the evening. In total, 19 drivers were required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis. All drivers who provided a breath sample received results that were within an acceptable range and were free to drive away.
Police issued seven tickets to drivers for various traffic related offences including three for not having a muffler.
The Niagara Regional Police Service remain 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.
This initiative has been made possible, in part, as a result of grant funding from the Ministry of the Solicitor General as part of the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program.