Grape and Wine RIDE checks result in no charges

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It seems Grape and Wine revelers understand the message that drinking and driving don't mix. 

On Saturday, Niagara Regional Police conducted two R.I.D.E. checkpoints, one in Niagara Falls and a second was set up in St. Catharines near the Grape and Wine Festival. 

A total of 480 vehicles were stopped and only 9 motorists were asked to provide a breath sample. 

All motorists who provided a sample were found to be within the legal limits and released on scene. 

The only charges laid throughout the evening and early morning hours were just three provincial offence notices for various traffic-related offences.