The OPP Festive RIDE campaign began November 23rd and as we head into the season of holiday parties, the traffic stops are in full swing. Staff Sergeant Cary Churchill says officers are out in full force trying to reduce impaired driving everywhere.
Police are also encouraging individuals to report impaired driving when they see someone getting behind the wheel after drinking. Churchill says last year 593 people were charged with impaired driving during the Festive RIDE initiative. Also 485 people had their licenses suspended following a warning.
The OPP Festive RIDE campaign wraps up January 2nd.