OPP lay over 1,000 Impaired Driving Charges over the holiday period.


Provincial Police were kept busy during the holiday season and their R.I.D.E. program.

In a release issued today, OPP report that 42,464 drivers were stopped as part of the R.I.D.E program and laid a total of 1,472 impaired driving charges.

OPP remind drivers that impaired driving charges means the loss of your driver’s licence, plus other penalties and a criminal record.

During the 47-day campaign, the OPP also issued 220 Warn Range Suspensions and 17 Zero Tolerance suspensions across the province.

“The OPP thanks all road users and citizens who reported suspected impaired drivers to police and did their part to keep roads safe over the holidays.” the release says.

Drivers are reminded that the OPP conducts RIDE events throughout the year, as part of their ongoing commitment to save lives on roads.   

The OPP Festive RIDE Campaign ran from November 16, 2023 to January 2, 2024.  

One thought on “OPP lay over 1,000 Impaired Driving Charges over the holiday period.

  1. People never seem to learn. How about banning booze, the thing that ruins so many lives? Not a chance, they would never do that, it’s a major cash cow, as is their sale of drugs. People don’t seem to realize the grief they are about to encounter after being charged, and not only monetarily, it goes far deeper.

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