Members of the community came out in full support of the 2010 Durham Regional Police Festive R.I.D.E. Campaign Launch in Port Perry.
The theme of this year’s campaign is “Community Wide Support Against Drinking and Driving” and the large group in attendance demonstrated a strong push to stop drinking and driving in Durham Region.
Members from DRPS were joined by officials from the Police Services Board, Scugog, Uxbridge, Brock and Clarington along with MADD, OPP, Scugog Fire, Durham EMS, ORNGE Air Ambulance and Port Perry High School representatives.
“We are encouraging people to make responsible decisions during the festive season,” says R.I.D.E. Acting Sergeant Dave Ashfield. “Deciding to use an alternative instead of getting behind the wheel impaired is what this is all about.” A/Sgt. Ashfield says DRP is pleased to have the support of all its community partners in the fight against impaired driving.
The R.I.D.E. team will be out in full force starting Nov. 18th and will be working to keep our roads safe into the New Year by performing spot checks throughout the Region. During last year’s Festive R.I.D.E. Campaign 12,989 vehicles were stopped, 127 people received licence suspensions and 122 people were charged with Drinking and Driving Offences.
DRP would like to thank residents for not drinking and driving this holiday season and for keeping our roads safe. We will once again publish the names of people charged with drinking and driving offences on our website as part of our Festive R.I.D.E. campaign.
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