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Police spotchecks over the weekend target high-risk areas

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 22, 2013 - 5:43 PM |

More than a dozen charges laid, driver has license suspended

Spotchecks by Greater Sudbury Police over the weekend led to more than a dozen charges among the 330 vehicles checked in different parts of the city.

Known as the Festive R.I.D.E. Program, the checks aim to reduce the damage caused by drunk driving by stopping motorists at high-risk times in high-risk areas. This weekend, police set up at Brady Street, Cedar Street, Southview Drive and Kelly Lake Road.

As a result, one driver had their licence suspended, nine people were charged with Highway Traffic Act offences, such as seatbelt infractions, and two drivers were charged with refusing to provide a roadside breath sample.

“One driver was found to be over the legal limit and another driver was found to be operating his motor vehicle with no licence,” Sudbury police said in a release.

Anyone with information about an impaired driver is asked to contact police at 705-674-7511, Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS, online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com or by texting TIPSUD and the information to CRIMES (274637). 

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