ORILLIA, ON, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Drivers continued to ignore warnings
during the second week of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Festive
R.I.D.E. campaign and according to the OPP, motorists who chose driving
impaired over making simple alternate arrangements to get home should
not be surprised about getting caught.
As of Sunday, December 9, 2012 (16 days into the campaign), the OPP have
charged 284 drivers with alcohol related criminal driving offences and
issued 275 Administrative Driver's Licence Suspensions (ADLS) for
registering a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) between .05 and .08 (known as the Warn Range).
The OPP is conducting its annual Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired
Driving Everywhere) campaign from November 24, 2012 to January 2, 2013
and are once again reminding the public that their strong presence and
high visibility will persist right through to the new year.
Impaired driving continues to be a major factor in deaths on Ontario's
roads and the OPP remains committed to reducing the tragic loss of life
by removing impaired drivers from our roads.
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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