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Over 110 drivers arrested during Festive RIDE

After seven weeks of the Durham Regional Police Festive RIDE campaign, 112 motorists have been arrested for drinking and driving offences – 13 more than last year.

Durham Regional police officers conducted RIDE checks in Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Port Perry, Whitby, Oshawa, and Newcastle in week seven and ten people were charged with drinking and driving offences.

After seven weeks, the Festive R.I.D.E. team charged a total of 112 motorists for drinking and driving offences. Last year, 99 had been charged.  Another 98 motorists received warning on a roadside screening device and had their driver’s licence suspended for three days.  Last year, a total of 105 drivers had their licence suspended for registering a WARN.

A complete list of those charged with Impaired/Exceed/Refuse will be posted on our website later this week at under Hot Topics.

Durham Regional Police will continue RIDE spot checks throughout the year and remind motorists that drinking and driving will not be tolerated on our streets.