Police Ride Check Snares Three Impaired Drivers

Thunder Bay Police Service image - Ride Check
Thunder Bay Police Service image - Ride Check

Thunder Bay Police Service image - Ride  Check
Thunder Bay Police Service image – Ride Check

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police and the Ontario Provincial Police have been making a number of impaired driving arrests lately. It seems at times the message of not drinking and driving seems to be lost to some people.

Police share that “Drivers are to be responsible and not drive should they be consuming any intoxicants”.

The Thunder Bay Police Service conducted a four-hour R.I.D.E. Program on Friday, September 22, 2017. During this time frame, approximately 250 vehicles were stopped and checked.

Officers arrested three drivers for driving with over 80mg of alcohol in their blood as well as issued a three-day suspension and charged one suspended driver.

Uniform patrol officers also arrested two drivers on September 24, 2017, for impaired driving offenses.

A 29-year-old male driver was arrested for failing to provide a breath sample and a 40-year-old male was charged for impaired by drugs, as well as being a suspended driver.

The Thunder Bay Police Service will be conducting random R.I.D.E. programs in an attempt to stop unnecessary tragedies from occurring and keeping our roadways safe.