Halton Police R.I.D.E. reminds public to stay on track and don’t drink and drive

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Halton Police R.I.D.E. reminds public to stay on track and don’t drink and drive
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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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The month of December is a time of holiday parties, work get-togethers and family celebrations. Most events include the consumption of alcohol. The Halton Regional Police are well aware and ready to ensure people make the right decision through education and prevention or pay the price of being arrested for impaired driving.

The second week of our Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) spot checks ran from Sunday December 13, 2015 to Sunday December 20, 2015. Over 3500 cars were stopped in R.I.D.E. checks. 11 impaired driving arrests were made throughout the Region.

Milton/Halton Hills: 2
Oakville: 5
Burlington: 4

The following depicts one arrest in Oakville:

On Thursday December 17, 2015 at 1:00am, police were conducting R.I.D.E. spot checks on Winston Churchill Blvd in the Town of Oakville. A 22-year-old man drove into the spot check, at which time police detected the odour of alcohol on the driver’s breath. Police demanded the driver provide a breath sample into a roadside screening device that resulted in a Fail. The man was subsequently arrested for driving a motor vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol.

Halton officers will be out in full force the remainder of the month working diligently to reduce impaired driving everywhere.

If you see a suspected impaired driver, please call 9-1-1. Officers will respond immediately to ensure the driver is investigated and dealt with accordingly.

Honorary Police Officer, James Hinchcliffe, wishes everyone a safe holiday season and this simple advice: “Stay on track, don’t drink and drive.”



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