A Guelph Police RIDE program conducted overnight Saturday stopped 665 vehicles, administered nine roadside screening tests and resulted in two three-day license suspensions.

Officers stopped drivers between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Two drivers, a 24-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, both from Guelph, were issued three day driving licence suspensions for registering an alert and had their vehicles towed.

RIDE officers encountered several individuals who had either a designated driver or planned for a safe ride home prior to going out for the evening.

Guelph Police annually remind drivers about random spot checks between now and the holiday season.

Registering breath samples over 80 mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood will result in an immediate 90 day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension. Convictions for impaired driving and driving with over 80 mgs will both result in a minimum of 12 month driving prohibition.

Two drivers failed to heed that annual warning at other times over the weekend.

On December 16, Guelph Police received a report of a possible impaired driver on Victoria Road North around 5:30 p.m.

Officers observed the driver and pulled him over. The officer quickly determined he was impaired by alcohol and the driver was arrested.

A 77-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving and drive over 80mg. He also received two charges under the Highway Traffic Act and one charge under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. He will appear in court on January 13.

Police also charged a 38-year-old Toronto man with impaired driving after conducting a traffic stop near Gordon Street and College Avenue around 2 a.m. Sunday.

He will appear in court on January 27.

Source: Guelph Mercury