On Saturday, January 29, 2022, members of the Niagara Regional Police conducted R.I.D.E. checkpoints within the Town of Lincoln and City of St. Catharines.
In total, police stopped approximately 600 vehicles to check on the sobriety of each driver.
A total of 10 drivers were requested 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.
Police tested another driver who registered an “Alert” on the roadside screening device and subsequently had their licence suspended for a period of three days.
Six tickets were also issued for various traffic related offences.
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.
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.