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No impaired arrests in St. Catharines RIDE check

Over 250 vehicles were stopped in the check
A RIDE check in St. Cathatines on Thursday saw two Provinical Offence Notices issues for Highway Traffic Act offences, but no impaired arrests.

On Thursday July 27, 2023, uniform officers from the 1 District – St. Catharines / Thorold office of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) conducted a RIDE spot check in the City of St. Catharines.

The RIDE spot check took place at the intersection of Burleigh Hill Drive and Dalecrest Avenue. Officers from the NRPS Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) also assisted with the RIDE event.

Officers stopped over 250 vehicles and inquired if any of the drivers had consumed any alcohol or drugs earlier in the evening. In total, four drivers were required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis. There were no arrests.

Two Provincial Offence Notices (tickets) were issued to drivers throughout the evening for offences under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (1x no muffler, 1x unnecessary noise).

The Niagara Regional Police Service remains committed to reducing impaired driving offences through education and the apprehension of offender’s byway of enforcement programs such as RIDE.

Impaired driving is still the leading criminal offence causing death in Canada.