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Thursday, January 12, 2017

OPP Festive RIDE

Regional | by Phil De Land  

The OPP wrapped up its Festive RIDE program over the weekend.

The OPP wrapped up its Festive RIDE program over the weekend.
A total of six people lost their lives in impaired driving-related incidents over the seven-week period.  
The preliminary data shows five of the deaths involved a motor vehicle collision, while the sixth being off-road vehicle-related.    
In total 270 OPP-investigated collisions involved injuries related to impaired driving. 
Between November 21, 2016 and January 7, 2017 OPP officers conducted more than 7,340 RIDE Stops throughout the province and charged 610 drivers with impaired driving.
Of the 610 drivers charged, 22 of them were drug related.   
In addition to those charged, 388 drivers were issued Warn Range Suspensions between 3 and 30 days.
Now that we're into the new year, the OPP are reminding Ontarians that they all have a role to play in ending impaired driving-related deaths.  
They say making a commitment to never drive after consuming alcohol or drugs is first and foremost.  
If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired, they want you to call 9-1-1 to report them to police.

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