52 drivers charged in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills during RIDE campaign

Published January 10, 2023 at 6:22 pm

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Drivers pulled over on GTA highways will have to undergo mandatory alcohol screening, say the OPP. OPP PHOTO

The conclusion of the festive RIDE campaign has led to charges against 52 drivers in Halton Region.

Halton Regional Police say the campaign, which began in early December, stopped thousands of drivers throughout Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville and Burlington with the goal of eliminating those who are impaired from the roads.

During the campaign, there were 455 roadside checks which led to charges against the 52 drivers.

In Ontario, you can face charges if your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 or more, or if you are in the warn range (blood alcohol concentration between 0.05 and 0.079).

As well, under the province’s zero-tolerance law for young, novice and commercial drivers, you cannot have any alcohol in your system if you are:

Under Ontario’s zero-tolerance law for young, novice and commercial drivers, you cannot have any alcohol in your system if you are:

  • age 21 or under
  • a driver of any age who holds a G1, G2, M1, or M2 licence
  • driving a vehicle that requires an A-F driver’s licence or Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR)
  • driving a road-building machine

If the police determine that you are driving while impaired, you can face:

  • immediate licence suspensions
  • fines and reinstatement fees
  • enrollment into education or treatment programs
  • vehicle impoundment
  • harsher penalties upon conviction
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