There’s still two weeks to go for the OPP’s Festive RIDE checks, but police have removed hundreds from the road for alcohol-related offences.
Speaking with AM640 Sunday morning, OPP Srg. Kerry Schmidt says so far, 700 people have been charged with impaired-related charges since the start of the campaign.
Compare that to last year when OPP charged 593 people with impaired-related charges during the initiative, with 485 people who had their licenses suspended following a warning.
Toronto police say since the start of 2015, 1200 have been arrested under alcohol-related driving offenses. Durham Region Police say since the start of their campaign, 77 charges have been handed out.
Schmidt also says during a 24-hour stretch over the weekend, 26 driver were arrested by the OPP for impaired driving, 8 were in the GTA.
The Festive RIDE program will be continuing until January 2nd.
Twenty six drivers arrested by the OPP for impaired driving in the last 24 hours, Eight in the GTA alone #DontBeLikeThem
— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) December 20, 2015