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Results of Weekend RIDE Programs in Perth County

Web posted on March 10, 2014

PERTH COUNTY WEEKEND RIDE PROGRAMS (PERTH COUNTY, ON) - Between Friday evening March 07, and Monday morning March 10, 2014, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers conducted 12 Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (RIDE) programs. The RIDE programs were set up on roads throughout the County and on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trails.

As a result of these RIDE checks, 488 motor vehicles, as well as an additional 20 motorized snow vehicles were checked. No drivers received alcohol related suspensions and no impaired driving charges were laid.

Four male teens were charged with "person under 19 years having liquor" as officers stopped three vehicles at a RIDE program along Line 20 in Fullerton. One male from Blenheim was also charged with "failing to display evidence of trail permit" as he was stopped on an OFSC trail near Listowel.

The Perth County OPP wants to remind everyone to prepare a plan that involves not driving as you may be planning to attend and drink at St. Patrick's Day celebrations. If you have been drinking, take a cab, use a designated driver, or arrange for a safe place to stay for the night.

During the St. Patrick's Day weekend, Perth County OPP officers will be actively engaged in RIDE programs throughout the County.

Remember, don't drink and drive, and don't let those who are drinking drive, in addition be sure to report those who do.