RIDE program leads to impaired driving charge
An OPP cruiser (stock photo)
PARRY SOUND, ON – Parry Sound police nabbed their 27th impaired driver of the year thanks to a spot check.
The OPP set up a RIDE program Wednesday on Highway 69 in The Archipelago Township. In a release, the police said a vehicle approached the spot check just after 3 p.m. and officers believed the driver had been drinking alcohol.
They arrested the 28-year-old male of South River, Ontario and charged him with driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.
The driver was released with a future court date of mid-July. His license was suspended and the vehicle was impounded for one week.
Police wanted to remind drivers not to get behind the wheel after consuming any alcohol or drugs. They added anyone else who suspects someone is driving while impaired should call 911 and report them immediately.