RIDE stops in St. Catharines, Lincoln sees 600 cars stopped with 2 drivers charged


Published January 31, 2022 at 10:48 am

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Niagara Police had their RIDE program out in full force this weekend, pulling over 600 cars between two checks in St. Catharines and Lincoln.

From all those cars, 10 drivers were asked to submit to a breathalyzer and of those, one driver failed and another was hit with a warning (blood alcohol concentration over 0.05 but less than 0.08.)

The driver who failed had his car towed away for seven days and licence automatically suspended for 90 days. The driver who got the warning had their licence suspended for three days.

Six tickets were also issued for various non-alcohol reasons.

Niagara Police say they remain “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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