Festive R.I.D.E. Results - Week One
DRPS completed its first week of the 2022 Festive R.I.D.E program, stopping more than 1,755 vehicles and charging 14 drivers with impaired driving offences.
Durham Regional Police officers conducted R.I.D.E checks in Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Whitby, Oshawa and Uxbridge with the following totals (the numbers in brackets reflect 2021 first week totals for comparison):
1755 (1463) Vehicles stopped by R.I.D.E.
117 (40) People given Roadside Breath Tests
12 (6) People received “3 Day Suspensions” for registering a “WARN”
3 (4) Novice Driver received a 3, 7 or 30 Licence Suspension
14 (15) People were charged with Drinking and Driving Offences
5 (0) Other Criminal Code Charges
159 (74) Charged with various Highway Traffic Act offences
2 (0) Drug Offences
During this week’s R.I.D.E program, DRPS partnered with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Provincial Police to conduct a joint enforcement/R.I.D.E. initiative at the Whitby MTO Scales on the 401 Highway. DRPS conducted mandatory roadside screening for alcohol to over 70 commercial motor vehicle operators, and we are pleased to announce that no commercial drivers had alcohol in their system. One passenger vehicle did enter the line and the female driver was arrested and charged for impaired related offences.
A complete list of those charged with Impaired/Exceed will be posted on our website www.drps.ca
Note: Under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, anyone charged with a drinking and driving criminal offence will have their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle impounded automatically for seven days.