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2010 Durham Region's Festive R.I.D.E. Final Statistics
Written by Blair Carter
The seventh and final week of the 2010 Festive R.I.D.E. campaign has concluded and another 15 people were charged with various drinking and driving offences.
That brings the total to 138 people charged with drinking and driving offences during the 2010 Festive R.I.D.E. campaign, compared to 122 last year. In the 2008 campaign, 152 motorists were charged with various drinking and driving offences.
Here are the totals for all seven weeks of the Durham Regional Police's Festive R.I.D.E. 2010, with the 2009 and 2008 totals in brackets for comparison purposes (n/a means not available):
10,282 (12,989; 10,468) - vehicles were stopped by R.I.D.E.
585 (656; 903) - people were given Roadside Breath Tests
131 (127; 168) - people received 3/7/30 day suspensions for registering a “WARN”
11 (n/a; n/a) - drivers under 22 years received a 24hr licence suspension
11 (n/a; n/a) - novice drivers (G1/G2) received a 24hr licence suspension
138 (122; 152) - people were charged with various drinking and driving offences
63 (66; 45) - G1/G2/young driver licence holder breaches of no alcohol condition
22 (36; 51) arrests for non-alcohol related Criminal Code infractions
13 (3; 9) - arrests for drug offences
285 (278; 204) - charged with various Highway Traffic Act offences
We would like to remind you that the Durham Regional Police operate R.I.D.E. programs throughout the year.
Note: Under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, anyone charged with a drinking and driving criminal offence will have his or her driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle impounded for seven days. Durham Regional Police would like to advise all motorists that drinking and driving will not be tolerated on our streets. Plan Ahead, Don't Take a Chance, Don’t Drink and Drive.