IMPAIRED DRIVERS TAKEN OFF ROAD DURING FOUR-DAY R.I.D.E. BLITZ ACROSS SIMCOE COUNTY (OCT. 17-20, 2018)
(Simcoe County, ON) – The South Simcoe Police Service along with the Simcoe County Police Authority partners, conducted coordinated R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) check stops across Simcoe County, October 17-20, 2018.
During the four days of patrols, officers checked hundreds of vehicles and laid the following charges:
· Impaired by drug x2
· Impaired by alcohol x2
· Over 80 x2
· Warn range suspension – alcohol x9
· Cannabis readily available in vehicle x12
· Possession – Cocaine
· Obstruct police
· Liquor offences x4
· Suspend drive
· Stunt driving
· Public intoxication
· Seatbelt offences x4
These results are a clear indication that we still have work to do. Anyone who sees dangerous driving or suspected impaired driving is asked to report it to their local police service or call 9-1-1 in emergency.
R.I.D.E. initiatives are also an opportunity to remind motorists about the importance of safe and sober driving.
Thanks to the strong cooperation between all the participating policing agencies:
· Barrie Police
· Rama Police
· Military Police – CFB Borden
· OPP – Aurora, Nottawasaga, Orillia, Huronia West, Southern Georgian Bay, Central Region traffic.