police siren lightsOne person was arrested for impaired driving and other drivers were issued tickets during a RIDE check Friday night by Niagara Regional Police.

The NRP stopped over 400 vehicles in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.

One person was arrested for impaired driving at the scene after providing a breath sample and registering a “fail” on a screening device.

Another person’s vehicle was seized for seven days when it turned out the driver was suspended for exceeding the allowable demerit points.

Officers also issued 15 tickets for various offences, seven of which were seatbelt violations.

The NRP said impaired driving is still the leading criminal offence causing deaths in Canada.

Police said the RIDE initiative had been made possible, in part, through a grant form the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Source: Welland Tribune