Durham Regional Police say they nabbed a total of 112 suspected drunk drivers during their Festive RIDE Campaign, up from 99 in 2016Police nabbed 13 more suspected drunk drivers during their Festive RIDE Campaign in Durham Region this year over the previous year.
Durham police reported arresting a total of 112 suspected drunk drivers during the seven-week initiative, up from 99 in 2016 even though officers stopped nearly 1,000 fewer vehicles and administered 71 fewer roadside breath tests. Ninety-eight drivers were issued three-day suspensions for registering a ‘warn’ on the breath test in addition to one novice driver who had their licence suspended for 24 hours and 21 others who were charged with breaching the no alcohol condition of their licences. Officers laid a total of 379 Highway Traffic Act charges, 10 drug-related charges and 32 Criminal Code charges not related to drinking and driving.
All those charged with drinking and driving had their licences suspended for 90 days and their vehicle impounded for a week.
Source: My Kawartha