bus with "Don't Drink and Drive" sign parked behind a police cruiser

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PICKERING — Durham Regional Police Service RIDE Program

One person was arrested for drunk driving Monday night when Durham police set up RIDE checks in anticipation of baseball fans returning from Toronto.

Two other people saw their licences suspended for three days after registering warnings on screening devices during the RIDE blitz, which saw officers set up near GO stations following the Toronto Blue Jays playoff game Oct. 19, Durham police said.

“We are encouraged that many chose public transit to make the trip, but wanted to ensure everyone made the right choices once they returned to the region,” Sergeant Bill Calder said.

Police stopped 300 vehicles during the initiative. In total six people were asked to provide roadside breath samples.

In another incident, officers boarded a GO train in Pickering to speak to four intoxicated men who had been disturbing other riders with their boisterous behaviour. A caution was issued, police said.

The Blue Jays won the American League Championship Series game, defeating the Kansas City Royals 11-8.

Source: durhamregion.com