OPP SERGEANT COMMENTS ON FESTIVE RIDE NUMBERS 1/10/2018 7:05:37 AM
OPP released this week their numbers from the recent Festive RIDE campaign that ran from November 24th to January 2nd. OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says Police charged 587 drivers with impaired driving, an additional 366 drivers were issued a Warn Range Suspension and had their driver's licence suspended for having a blood alcohol concentration between .05 and .08. Schmidt says the Big Four are always present.
Police remained highly focused on keeping roads safe over the holidays, reflecting on the 44 lives lost in alcohol/drug-related collisions on OPP-patrolled roads in 2017. In 2017, the OPP charged 4,915 drivers with alcohol-impaired charges and 238 drivers with drug-impaired charges and issued 2,995 Warn Range Suspensions.