OPP remain active on RIDE stops, as holiday season in full gear

Lambton OPP say they’ve stopped nearly 500 vehicles in the last 24 hours, with no “impaired” drivers being caught.

There were, however, various infractions reported during that time, including a 30-year-old Watford man found to be (and charged with) driving under suspension and a novice driver who registered an “alert” on a roadside screening device. That resulted in the 22-year-old Sarnia male having his privilege to drive suspended for three days and a charge under the Highway Traffic Act that may have the suspension extended for an additional 30 days.

The good news is that the number of impaired drivers arrested by Lambton OPP has dropped significantly, said Constable John Reurink in a news release, from 150 last year at this time to 104 up to this morning.

OPP had set up as many as nine random locations at various times throughout the 24 hour period and will continue to do so throughout the season.

Motorists that see or suspect that a driver is impaired by alcohol or drug are asked by police to call 9-1-1 immediately.

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