Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Caledon Detachment charged twice as many people during the past Festive RIDE Campaign compared to last year.

The 2021-2022 Festive RIDE Campaign took place from November 18, 2021 to February 2, 2022.

Members of the OPP Caledon Detachment laid a total 32 drinking and driving related charges during the campaign. Those charges include Impaired Operation, Driving with Over 80mgs of Alcohol, and Refuse to Provide Breath Sample.

Officers conducted 125 RIDE Checkpoints during the 2021-2022 campaign period.

Additionally, members of the OPP Caledon Detachment RIDE team laid 31 Cannabis Control Act charges, and 18 Liquor License Act charges at RIDE checkpoints.

16 drivers registered a warn range reading at RIDE stops. A warn range reading results in a 3 day minimum driver’s license suspension at the roadside.

RIDE Checkpoints are not just done during the Festive RIDE Campaign. Officers conduct RIDE in Caledon all year long.

The Caledon OPP Detachment encourages drivers to plan ahead if they choose to consume alcohol or drugs. Use a designated driver, cab, rideshare, public transit or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements. There is no excuse for impaired driving.

There is also no excuse for driving a vehicle with open cannabis or alcohol. While legal products, cannabis and alcohol must be sealed and not accessible to the driver.

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