Chief Constable Mike Ewles joined the DRPS Festive R.I.D.E. team earlier this week and checked drivers for signs of impairment.
After four weeks, the Festive R.I.D.E. campaign has stopped 5,413 vehicles and 72 people have been charged with impaired driving offences. The campaign continues into early 2014.
At the launch of the Festive R.I.D.E. campaign Chief Ewles said: “I want to commend the members of the Festive R.I.D.E. team who are responsible for taking 425 drunk drivers off of our roads over the past three years. I also want to thank them for their hard work and dedication to this campaign. They work tirelessly night after night, sacrificing time with their families over the holidays in order to conduct this important community safety initiative,” he said.
DRPS would like to remind the public to: Plan ahead; Don’t take a chance; Don’t drink and drive.
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Chief Constable Mike Ewles speaks to a driver during a Festive R.I.D.E. spot check. (JPG file, 1,571.2K bytes)