Festive R.I.D.E. Program Kicks Off

Festive R.I.D.E. Program Kicks Off

Posted: 2020-11-27 07:28:31 By: thebay

The OPP's Festive R.I.D.E. campaign kicks off this week and runs until January 3rd. 

The OPP is reminding motorists that officers regularly conduct Mandatory Alcohol Screening (MAS) with drivers who are lawfully pulled over and they will be ramping up this investigative measure, including at R.I.D.E. stops, throughout the campaign.  

The MAS law, in its 3rd year, allows an officer with an approved alcohol screening device to demand a breath sample from any driver without having reasonable suspicion that they have alcohol in their body.  

Police say that drug screening equipment that detects cannabis (and cocaine) in a driver's saliva is another important resource they have at their disposal.