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Friday spotchecks lead to charges, suspensions

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 19, 2014 - 3:29 PM |

Roadside stops set up at Elm St., Notre Dame Ave.

Greater Sudbury Police spotchecks set up Friday night resulted in three driver's licence suspensions, one impaired driving charge and one charge for refusing to provide a breath sample for a roadside test.

Police set up at Notre Dame Avenue and Elm Street, stopping 336 drivers under the Remove Impaired Drivers Everywhere (RIDE) program, which targets areas of the city with a history of impaired driving charges and complaints.

Also on Friday, nine people were charged with Highway Traffic Act infractions, such as not wearing a seatbelt. Five drivers were administered roadside screening tests. Two were issued 90-day driving suspensions, while one received a three-day driving ban.

In addition to RIDE, Sudburians are encouraged to support Operation Lookout, a Canada-wide program that reminds the public and businesses to call 911 if they suspect some of being an impaired driver.

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