During the second week of their the Festive R.I.D.E program, Durham police stopped 1,757 vehicles and charged seven drivers with drinking/drug and driving offences.
Officers conducted RIDE checks in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, and Clarington with the following totals:
1,757 Vehicles stopped by R.I.D.E.
33 People given Roadside Breath Tests
3 People received “3 Day Suspensions” for registering a “WARN”
0 Novice Driver received a 3 Day Licence Suspension
7 People were charged with Drinking and Driving Offences
6 Other Criminal Code Charges
104 Various Highway Traffic Act Charges issued
2 Drug Offences
Through two weeks the Festive RIDE team has charged a total of 14 motorists for drinking/drug driving offences.
Police would like to remind the public that drivers cannot have cannabis in a vehicle when the seal of its original packaging is open and is within reach of the driver.
Also under the law a motorist with a G1/G2 licence must have a zero blood alcohol content while driving.