Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were active across Peterborough County initiating R.I.D.E. programs in an effort to remove impaired drivers from our roadways and trails.
Since the Festive R.I.D.E. launch on November 26, 2020, the Peterborough County OPP have conducted 105 spot checks involving approximately 2000 vehicles, issued 2 warn range licence suspensions and charged 5 people with Criminal Code driving offences related to alcohol and/or drug consumption. 7 Provincial Offence Notices were also issued. Several incidents are still under investigation which may result in driver’s being charged with Criminal Code driving offences.
The Peterborough OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs. Use a designated driver, utilize a cab or public transit or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.
The OPP are committed to highway safety and will continue to take enforcement action against impaired drivers. R.I.D.E. programs will continue to be utilized as a tool for officers all year.