The 2016 Annual Festive R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) Campaign has come to a close and the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment continues to strive to keep County roadways safe from alcohol and drug impaired drivers.
Perth County OPP officers conducted a total of 105 checkpoints during the campaign that commenced on November 21, 2016 and came to a close on January 7, 2017. The Perth County OPP results show a total of two (2) warn range suspensions were handed out during the campaign and another thirteen (13) drivers were charged with Over 80/Impaired/Refusal offences.
“The results of the annual Festive RIDE program demonstrate that impaired driving continues to be a priority in not only Perth County but in other areas of the province as well” said Inspector Rob Scott, Detachment Commander Perth County OPP.
Perth County OPP would like to remind drivers that even though the festive campaign has come to a close, drivers can expect to see regular R.I.D.E checkpoints throughout Perth County – Any time of the day, any day of the week.
The public is also reminded that impaired driving is a crime and if you suspect someone is driving or about to drive impaired, please call 9-1-1 to report impaired drivers to police. Saving lives on our roads is a collaborative effort that involves everyone.