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Police Say More Than 130 Drivers Charged With Being Impaired Behind The Wheel In East Region Festive RIDE Campaign

KAWARTHA LAKES-OPP officers across East Region conducted over 1500 Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs between November 16, 2023 and January 1, 2024.

Initial results show officers arrested and charged 134 people with Impaired Driving, while another 37 motorists were issued Administrative Drivers Licence Suspensions after registering in the warning range on the approved roadside screening device.

“Impaired drivers are a danger to everyone on the roads, including themselves, their passengers, other drivers and even pedestrians.” -Inspector Walid Kandar, OPP’s East Region Traffic and Marine Manager.

RIDE programs can happen anywhere anytime, not just during the holiday season. If you suspect someone is driving impaired, call 9-1-1. You could be saving lives.

 

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