Niagara Regional Police will be doing R.I.D.E. checks each week in December and throughout the holiday season.
Police launched their holiday R.I.D.E. program Saturday by conducting sobriety spot checks in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls.
“With the festive season upon us, many people will be spending time celebrating with family and friends, however this also means that there will be more impaired drivers on the road,” said a police report.
“Members of the NRP will be out in full force this season to combat the number of dangerous impaired drivers.”
Over the course of Saturday night, police determined 15 drivers had consumed alcohol and requested them to provide breath samples.
One driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested, while three additional drivers received three-day licence suspensions for registering in the “warning range.”
Police are reminding everyone to drink responsibly and have a plan to arrive home safely if you’re going out, whether it be a designated driver, a taxi or public transit.
The Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program is funded by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.