November 28, 2006

Ontario Provincial Police launch Festive R.I.D.E.

Orillia, Ontario – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has announced that from November 29 until January 2, it will team up with police services across Ontario for its annual Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign.

Last year, during the five-week initiative, officers stopped 576,875 vehicles at roadside checkpoints; 278 persons were charged with criminal alcohol-related offences, and a total of 671 12-hour license suspensions were issued. Officers also issued 270 of the 90-day Administrative Drivers License Suspensions. For every 608 vehicles checked, one driver was either charged with an impaired driving-related charge, or was issued a 12-hour license suspension.

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