Busier Night for Thunder Bay Police

Thunder Bay Police are investing in several new marked units.
Thunder Bay Police

Thunder Bay PoliceTHUNDER BAY – Warmer weather seems to have brought out more people over the past twenty-four hours. Looking at the crime stats from Crime Report, Thunder Bay Police responded to 82 incidents.

Those incidents included twenty-nine traffic accidents, and seventeen Quality of Life calls.

Police were also called out for two weapons offences. There were two assaults.

The Festive Ride program is starting.
The Festive Ride program is starting.

Festive Ride Stats for the Year

Police have also updated the results of the Festive Ride Program for the year:

Within the City of Thunder Bay, for the third year in a row, there were zero fatal collisions during the period of the Festive RIDE program.

18 drivers were charged with impaired /drive over /refuse to provide as a result of the RIDE program specifically, and another 10 drivers brought themselves into custody as a result of crashing their vehicle. Each of those drivers will be facing an on-the-spot 90 day suspension of their driving privileges, and for the vehicles that were not demolished in the process of crashing, there was a 7 day impoundment period. All drivers will be appearing before a Judge some time in 2015.

Officers used shorter duration check points and set up operations in a much more diversified selection of locations to attempt to mitigate the effects of social media assisting those who were determined to dodge the checks.

For those individuals who post locations of police ride checks on social media, the reality is you are potentially assisting people to drink and drive. With so many options in our city, from taxis, to designated drivers, to Operation Red Nose during the holiday season, one has to question why anyone would attempt to encourage drunk driving.

Festive RIDE numbers: 2014 2013

Impaired/over 80 18 21
Screening tests 60 91
3 day suspensions 18 13
Suspended drivers 23 7
Tickets issued 285 210

Crime Report Stats for Thunder Bay
Crime Report Stats for Thunder Bay
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