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No drunk drivers caught over three days of Festive RIDE

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 17, 2012 - 11:57 AM |
A Greater Sudbury police officer and a volunteer check a driver to ensure he was sober at the launch of the Festive RIDE campaign on Dec. 4. From Dec. 13-15, there were no impaired charges laid after police checked numerous drivers at various spot checks throughout the city. File photo.

A Greater Sudbury police officer and a volunteer check a driver to ensure he was sober at the launch of the Festive RIDE campaign on Dec. 4. From Dec. 13-15, there were no impaired charges laid after police checked numerous drivers at various spot checks throughout the city. File photo.

Day 10 of the Festive RIDE campaign remained on par with the the days preceding it, in that it was a quiet night for impaired driving, according to Greater Sudbury Police Service.

On Dec. 13, there were no impaired charged laid after police checked 405 vehicles while set up on Municipal Road 80 at Valley View, Municipal Road 84 at Hanna in Capreol, Notre Date Street at Bodson Drive and Municipal Road 80 at Tracks and Wheels.

Police did, however, issue 11 Highway Traffic Act violations.

Day 11 of the campaign was almost a carbon copy of the previous night.

While police made demands for two breath samples Dec. 14, no one was charged with impaired, nor were there any licences suspended after officers checked 698 drivers.

A total of 10 Highway Traffic Act offences were handed out, though, for such things as speeding and document infractions.

This time, officer set up their spot checks on Brancroft Drive at Lonsdale, Howey Drive at Downing, Falconbridge Road at Auger, Falconbridge at Maley and Brady Street at Cedar Street.

On Day 12 of the campaign, while four drivers had their licences suspended for being in the warning range, no one was charged with impaired.

On Dec. 15, police made 14 demands for breath samples after checking 545 drivers.

Five people were charged with speeding, four were charged with various other Highway Traffic Act violations, and two were charged with equipment violations.

Police set up spot checks on Lasalle Boulevard at Auger, Garson/Coniston Road and St. Anne's Road at Elgin Street.

The Festive RIDE campaign continues daily with police setting up spot checks at undisclosed locations in an attempt to keep residents safe throughout the holidays.

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