Article by Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun
The Ontario Provincial Police’s six-week Festive RIDE campaign netted almost 600 suspected impaired drivers between Nov. 26 and Jan. 3.
The OPP say of the approximately 590 motorists charged with alcohol/drug-impaired driving, more than 190 were issued an immediate roadside suspension for having a blood-alcohol concentration between 0.05 and 0.08.
During the campaign, officers conducted close to 6,700 RIDE STOP events throughout Ontario — and the OPP thanked the public for making close to 2,500 calls to report suspected impaired drivers during the campaign.
Elsewhere, Toronto Police made 87 impaired-related driving arrests as part of their Holiday RIDE Program that began on Nov. 21.
During 344 Holiday RIDE Programs deployed, 65 were alcohol-related, 22 were drug-related and 60 three-day suspensions were issued.