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Suspended driver with 4 warrants nabbed in Welland-Thorold RIDE spot-check


Published October 24, 2023 at 3:06 pm

Niagara Police RIDE

While the Niagara Police RIDE program set up roadside spot-checks in Welland and Thorold on Oct. 21, one driver didn’t fare very well and it had nothing to do with alcohol.

After starting by giving the police a phony name, the 34-year-old Welland driver got deeper in trouble when they discovered his real identity and learned not only was he driving with a suspended licence but also that had four outstanding arrest warrants.

He was, of course, arrested instantly, and processed on the four warrants but further got charged with driving under suspension, obstructing an officer and breaching probation.

The balance of the 400 drivers did very well by comparison with 10 being asked to take a roadside breathalyer and all of them passing within the acceptable limit.

“The Niagara Regional Police Service remains committed to reducing impaired driving offences through education and the apprehension of offenders through enforcement programs like R.I.D.E.,” said the police afterward.


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