ORILLIA, ON, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
carried out Week #3 of their Festive R.I.D.E. campaign with a continued
strong presence throughout the province.
To date Sunday, December 16, 2012 (23 days into the campaign), the OPP
have charged 432 drivers with impaired driving and issued 404
Administrative Driver's Licence Suspensions (ADLS) for registering a
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) between .05 and .08 (known as the Warn Range).
With just over two weeks left in the campaign, the OPP are once again
reminding everyone to plan ahead when heading out for holiday season
social outings that involve alcohol consumption. Arrange for a taxi or
designated driver ahead of time, or arrange for overnight
accommodations so that you do not have to drive.
If you are hosting a party and serving alcohol, offer to help your
guests make those arrangements so that no one is at risk of getting
behind the wheel impaired when your party is over.
For the remaining 17 days of the campaign, the OPP are hoping that every
encounter they have during their RIDE stops are with sober drivers, and
they are warning that those who are not will be dealt with to the
fullest extent of the law.
The OPP Festive RIDE campaign runs from November 24, 2012 to January 2,
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SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Contacts by OPP Region:
Highway Safety Division:
Sergeant Dave Woodford
Phone: (416) 553-5471
Sergeant Peter Leon
Phone: (705) 329-7414
Sergeant Kristine Rae
Phone: (613) 284-4557
Inspector Mark Andrews
Phone: (705) 471-0704
A/Sergeant Anne McCoy
Phone: (807) 274-3322
Sergeant Dave Rektor
Phone: (519) 652-4156