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Over 150 charged with impaired by OPP in West Region

The force released results from its Festive RIDE campaign on Friday
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Ontario Provincial Police have released numbers from their 2019 Festive Reduce Impaired Drive Everywhere (RIDE) campaign.

They say between November 23rd and January 2nd, OPP officers conducted over 1,400 RIDE checks across West Region.

During that period, 156 drivers were charged with impaired driving, driving over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood or refusal to provide a breath sample.

Another 93 drivers were issued a warn-range suspension (three, seven or 30 day suspensions).

In 2018/19, OPP officers in West Region conducted over 1,600 checks, resulting in 136 drivers being charged with impaired driving, driving over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood or refusal to provide a breath sample.




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