A Major Police Blitz is Hitting Mississauga This Weekend

Published March 16, 2018 at 3:18 am

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If you have big St. Patrick’s Day plans this weekend, you should be aware that R.I.D.E. will be out in full force (not that you would drink and drive, anyways!).

Peel police recently announced that Reducing Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) checks will be conducted by Road Safety Services and uniform patrol over the St. Paddy’s Day weekend, which is indeed this weekend.

Police advise that residents drink responsibly and take an alternate mode of transportation (such as a taxi or bus) if they cannot safely operate a vehicle. Police also advise anyone drinking this weekend to pick a DD and ensure he or she doesn’t slip and drink too much (and if he or she does, they recommend calling a cab).

It’s true that impaired driving is one of the leading causes of criminal death in Canada, according to police. 

Anyone who sees an impaired driver is advised to call police as soon as they can do so safely.

Stay safe and have a great St. Paddy’s weekend, everyone!

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