Impaired Driving Charges Up During OPP's Festive Ride Program

The number of people charged in the OPP Festive Ride program in Essex County is up.

Ontario Provincial Police say 18 people were charged with impaired driving over 80 mgs during this winter's RIDE program, up 29% compared to last winter.

The number of people who were issued a warning was down 23%

The number of RIDE events conducted skyrocketed in Essex County by 381%.