FINAL NUMBERS FOR THE 2017-2018 FESTIVE R.I.D.E. CAMPAIGN
1/9/2018 6:03:29 AM
The final numbers are in for this year's Ontario Provincial Police Festive Ride Campaign.
In total, from November 24th 2017 - January 2nd, 2018, the OPP charged 587 drivers with impaired driving during its annual Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) campaign.
An additional 366 drivers were issued a Warn Range Suspension and had their driver's licence suspended for having a blood alcohol concentration between .05 and .08.
By comparison, the OPP charged 623 impaired drivers and issued 407 Warn Range Suspensions during the 2016-2017 Festive RIDE campaign.
Over the holidays, Officers conducted more than 9000 RIDE events throughout the province, surpassing the approximately 7000 RIDE events conducted over the previous season's campaign.
While the OPP maintained a heightened focus on impaired drivers during the campaign, officers enforce impaired driving laws around the clock, 365 days a year.
The OPP is once again reminding the public to call 9-1-1 if you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
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