One impaired charge after 550 pulled over in St Catharines, Port Colborne RIDE checks

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Published December 6, 2021 at 12:02 pm

The Niagara Police were out in force on the weekend, setting up RIDE checks in both Port Colborne and St. Catharines on Saturday night (December 4).

About 300 vehicles were pulled over on Westchester Crescent with seven drivers being asked to take the breathalyzer. One driver from that group failed the test, was arrested immediately, resulting in their car being impounded for a week and losing their licence for 90 days.

With roughly 250 cars pulled over on Main Street West in Port Colborne the same night, nine were asked to take a breathalyzer and one hit the “alert” warning, losing their licence for three days.

The Niagara Police said afterwards it “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.”

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