JOINT POLICE SERVICES FESTIVE R.I.D.E. PROGRAM WRAP UP

21 Jan

FROM/DE: SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY DETACHMENT DATE: January 5, 2015

(MIDLAND, ON.) – Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Midland Police Service (MPS) and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) joined together to conduct R.I.D.E. check stops between Dec 4, 2014 and Jan 3, 2015 throughout the Municipalities of Christian Island First Nation, Tiny Township, Town of Penetanguishene, Town of Midland, Tay Township and Georgian Bay Township.

R.I.D.E. checks since November 26, 2014 to January 3, 2015 locally have resulted in the following;

Vehicles Checked- 7181

Roadside Screening Tests-20

Drivers Licences suspended for 3 to 30 days for Roadside Tests in the Warn Range- 6

Persons Charged Criminally with Impaired Driving-5

Officers would like to thank those motorists who planned ahead to arrange a ride home or made other arrangements to help reduce the number of drinking drivers on the roadways at this time. We would also like to thank the efforts of Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID), Mothers Against Impaired Driving (MADD), The Safe and Sober Committee, the support of local Merchants and area Media Outlets in helping to make a difference by reducing the number of impaired drivers on our roadways at this time of year.

Drivers are reminded that drinking and driving is never a good mix and if they see a possible impaired driver to call police at 911 and help save a life. In an effort to make our local roads and trails drivers should take note that “The R.I.D.E. Program” is run all year long by the OPP, MPS and APS policing services.

Get the facts about Ontario’s drinking and driving laws

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired/index.shtml

Kim Mitchell says Don’t Drink and Drive

http://www.madd.ca/madd2/

http://www.osaid.org/

http://www.arrivealive.org/

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Ontario Provincial Police Police provinciale de l’Ontario

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Contact: Provincial Constable David Hobson – Southern Georgian Bay OPP

Phone: (705) 526-3761 (705) 733-5440 david.hobson@ontario.ca

Web: www.opp.ca

Contact: Police Constable Aaron Coulter- Midland Police Service

Phone: (705) 526-2201 or 65@police.midland.on.ca

Web: www.police.midland.on.ca

Contact: Sergeant Dory Cook- Anishinabek Police Service

Phone: (705) 247-2040 or dcook@apscops.org

Web: http://www.apscops.org/

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