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Police charge 812 drivers during Festive RIDE campaign

Police charge 812 drivers during Festive RIDE campaign

Posted: 2023-01-06 14:41:30 By: thebay

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says it was a sobering end to the year and start of a new one for the 812 drivers who were charged with a total of  impaired driving offences by the OPP during its annual Festive RIDE campaign.

OPP officers were undeterred as they worked through some of the most intense winter storms in recent history, keeping holiday travelers safe.

Police say during the campaign, officers conducted close to  RIDE stops throughout the province, checking approximately 240,000 drivers and investigating those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Officers also issued 208 Warn Range Suspensions and 21 Zero Tolerance Suspensions to drivers during the seven-week initiative.  

The OPP Festive RIDE Campaign ran from November 17, 2022 to January 2, 2023.