Police stop hundreds of vehicles during RIDE checks in St. Catharines on Friday

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Published June 12, 2021 at 6:50 pm

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Police say they stopped hundreds of vehicles and suspended one driver’s licence during RIDE spot checks on Friday (June 11) in St. Catharines.

Between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., officers attended Arthur Street near Sunset Beach for numerous complaints and concerns from local residents regarding impaired drivers.

During this time, officers stopped approximately 450 vehicles and required 15 drivers to provide a sample of their breath.

“As a result, one driver provided a sample that resulted in an ‘Alert’ and subsequently had their licence suspended for a period of three days,” said police.

Police also stopped another 100 vehicles in the area of Lakeport Rd near Port Dalhousie, but no other drivers provided an unacceptable breath sample.

Police say they remain committed to reducing impaired driving offences through enforcement programs like R.I.D.E.

“Impaired driving is still the leading criminal offence causing deaths in Canada,” said police.

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