Thursday Night R.I.D.E. Results in One Impaired Driving Arrest

On December 28th, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service  conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the City of Welland. Throughout the night, officers stopped over 600 vehicles and inquired if any of the drivers had consumed any alcohol or drugs earlier in the evening.  In total, 23 drivers were required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis and another driver was required to perform standardized field sobriety tests. One driver was arrested and charged for impaired – exceed blood alcohol concentration.  Another driver had their licence suspended for three days after providing a roadside breath sample that resulted in an “alert” range. In addition, one ticket and five Provincial Offence warnings were issued to drivers for various offences under the Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, and the Cannabis Act.