Niagara R.I.D.E. pulls over 600 drivers in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls but just one arrest


Published November 14, 2022 at 9:06 am

When Niagara Police set up two different R.I.D.E. spot-checks in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls on November 11, the result see to show drivers are finally getting the “don’t drink and drive” message.

The police directed 13 drivers to give a breathalyzer but in the end, only one driver failed. Their vehicle was towed for seven days and their licence was suspended for 90 days.

Two other drivers were recorded an “alert” and subsequently had their licences suspended for a period of three days.

However, several non-drinking tickets were given out, including one driver who attempted to avoid the R.I.D.E. spot check.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was driving the car with a suspended driver’s licence and no valid insurance.

“The Niagara Regional Police Service remains committed to reducing impaired driving offences through education and the apprehension of offender’s through of enforcement programs like R.I.D.E.,” says the department.

Impaired driving remains the leading criminal offence causing death in Canada.


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