Durham Regional Police wrap up Festive RIDE

After seven weeks of the Festive RIDE campaign, 112 motorists have been arrested for drinking and driving offences. None were from Brock.

Durham Regional Police have announced the totals for the 2017 campaign, which resulted in 13 more drinking and driving charges than in 2016.

In the seventh week of Festive RIDE, police conducted checks in Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Port Perry, Whitby, Oshawa, and Newcastle. They charged 10 people with drinking and driving offences.

Here are the totals from this year’s campaign, with the results from 2016 in brackets for comparison:

  • 12593 (13,397) vehicles stopped by RIDE
  • 624 (695) people given roadside breath tests
  • 98 (105) people received three-day suspensions for registering a “warn”
  • One (9) novice driver received a 24-hour licence suspension
  • 112 (99) people were charged with drinking and driving offences
  • 153 (133) Criminal Code charges were laid
  • 21 (25) G1 G2 / young driver licence holder breaches of “no alcohol” condition
  • 379 (251) charged with various Highway Traffic Act offences
  • 10 (10) drug offences
  • 32 (13) Criminal Code charges, not related to drinking and driving


No Brock Township residents were named on the complete list of those charged with Impaired/Exceed/Refuse provided by the police.

For a weekly summary of the 2017 Festive RIDE campaign, see below:

Durham Regional Police will continue RIDE spot checks throughout the year and remind motorists that drinking and driving will not be tolerated.

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