Kawartha Lakes OPP Charged 14 People With Impaired Driving During Festive Ride Campaign

OPP RIDE Campaign

KAWARTHA LAKES-Kawartha Lakes OPP charged 14 people with impaired driving during this years Festive Ride Campaign.

The Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) Campaign is a road safety initiative that has taken numerous impaired drivers off of the City of Kawartha Lakesroadways as well as educated motorists about the dangers of driving impaired – by alcohol or drugs.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Festive R.I.D.E. Campaign ran from November 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021.

Officers from the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the OPP have:

•          Participated in 45 RIDE events;

•          Charged 14 drivers with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and

•          Issued 3 warn-range (3, 7 or 30-day) driver’s licence suspensions.


Police say if you suspect an impaired driver, call 9-1-1.