Over 4500 RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) checks have been done by the OPP since this year’s holiday campaign, and close to 500 Ontario motorists have been charged with impaired driving
The Ontario Provincial Police’s Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says their on course to similar or higher numbers compared to 2014.
“So far from November 19th when we launched the “Festive” campaign until Sunday, we’ve laid 764 charges of either imparied driving or driving over the legal limit.”
This past weekend, 95 charges were laid including a snow plow operator crashing the vehicle in a ditch in Gravenhurst (North Of Barrie).
764 charges laid against 467 drivers.
Another 305 drivers received warnings for driving with a blood-alcohol level between .05 and the maximum allowable .08.
Last year 986 total charges were laid in the campaign which ran from November 20, 2014 to January 4, 2015