20 charged with drinking and driving during fourth week of Festive RIDE

DRPS Festive RIDE

Durham Regional Police say 20 drivers were charged with drinking and driving offences during the fourth week of Festive RIDE.

The fourth week of the program included RIDE checks in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Port Perry, Uxbridge and Clarington.

Throughout the week, police stopped 1,562 vehicles and administered 84 roadside breath tests. Police say 12 people received three-day suspensions for registering a “warn” on the test, while 20 people were charged with drinking and driving offences.

Furthermore, police laid 27 Criminal Code charges and charged 47 people with Highway Traffic Act offences.

Finally, one young driver was charged with breaching the no alcohol condition.

Police say the Festive RIDE team has charged 72 motorists for drinking and driving so far during this campaign. At the same time last year, 75 people had been charged. Additionally, 59 motorists have registered a “warn” on the roadside test, compared to 79 last year.

Results from previous weeks of the Festive RIDE campaign are available here.

Photo by DRPS.