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No impaired charges laid during first weekend of festive RIDE campaign

Police checked more than 650 vehicles at pair of check stops
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Sudbury drivers seem to be getting the message early in the GSPS festive RIDE campaign as there were no charges for impaired driving during a weekend check stop. (File)

Sudbury drivers appear to be getting the message early in the GSPS festive RIDE campaign, as there were no charges for impaired driving during a weekend check stop.

Officers checked a total of 655 vehicles and conducted two approved screening device demands (ASD), but no drivers were found to be over the legal limit when passing through the RIDE checks at both Paris Street and Regent Street on Dec. 2.

There were a few charges laid however, as two drivers were found to be driving while under suspension, and five were hit with speeding charges.

Two drivers were charged for driving without a license and another charge was laid for a document infraction.

"Officers noted a heavy flow of traffic throughout their patrols and the volunteer drivers’ of Safe Ride Home Sudbury were out in full force getting citizens and their cars home safely," said a GSPS news release.

The RIDE Program is aimed at reducing property damage, injuries and death caused by impaired driving. RIDE checks are intended to target high-incident/high-complaint areas.



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