One-hundred-and-thirty people in our region were charged with impaired driving during this year’s OPP Festive RIDE Program. The annual campaign works to limit the number of drunk and impaired drivers on the roads during the holiday season.
The 46 day campaign, which ran from November 18th to January 2nd, also saw 67 drivers receive “Warn Range” suspensions, meaning they had enough alcohol in their system at the checkpoint to warrant a temporary license suspension.
Officer Tyler Copeland, the OPP’s East Region Media Relations Coordinator, is thanking the 366 people who called police during the campaign to report impaired drivers. “The OPP also thanks all those who stepped up as designated drivers,” Copeland says, “or took other measures to ensure family and friends did not get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or drugs.”