Drug Impaired Charge at R.I.D.E. Program  

(Bradford/Innisfil ON) A 22-year-old Bradford man is charged with drug-impaired driving following a R.I.D.E spot check in Bradford. On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:50 p.m., officers approached a vehicle that had stopped at the R.I.D.E. program being conducted at Highway 400 and 5th Line. When speaking with the driver, police detected a strong odour of cannabis and observed signs of impairment. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to South Division. A Drug Recognition Expert officer conducted a drug evaluation test which resulted in the driver being charged with Impaired Driving by Drug. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Officers also conducted a R.I.D.E. program last evening on Innisfil Beach Road near 10th Sideroad in Innisfil:

134 cars stopped

2 – 3 day Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) licence suspensions

1 Novice Driver BAC Above Zero

1 Unlicenced Driver

1 Cannabis Act Violation – Cannabis Readily Available

We conduct R.I.D.E. programs year-round as part of our ongoing and determined efforts to apprehend impaired drivers. During this long Easter Weekend, we urge everyone to make the right choice – the safe choice – by driving sober. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! We will be out there if you need us.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 133 calls for service.