New Festive R.I.D.E. statistics from the West Parry Sound OPP indicate motorists are continuing to drink and drive.
To date, police have conducted a total of 71 hours of spot checks during this year’s Festive ‘Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere’ campaign with two drivers being handed 3-day suspensions from roadside tests.
Police have also issued 21 Highway Traffic Act related charges including:
- three Seatbelt charges,
- four driving while suspended charges,
- two driving while disqualified charges,
- one Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charge, and
- five Schedule I Substance charges.
The Festive R.I.D.E. campaign ends January 2nd, 2019
Police remind you that if you plan on drinking, plan to not drive.
Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi, or stay overnight.