The joint festive R.I.D.E. program by Simcoe County police forces is reporting a disappointing weekend across the region.
Officers stopped 5,555 vehicles over the past three days and conducted 137 roadside tests.
Police say more than 20 various impaired charged were laid, including two by drugs. Officers also handed out 13 warnings.
"If you don't make the right choice, we will make it for you," said South Simcoe Police Chief Andrew Fletcher.
Simcoe County Policing Authority has launched a 3-day #FestiveRIDE blitz. SSPS officers are out with @BarriePolice @OPP_HSD @OPP_CR @Rama_Police keeping our roads safe. "If you drink or are high - dont drive. It's that simple." Chief Fletcher. @ChiefAFletcher pic.twitter.com/CG4GZVO7fX— South Simcoe Police (@SouthSimcoePS) November 28, 2019
2 days of #FestiveRIDE checks in Simcoe County:
4055 cars stopped
47 roadside tests
3 people arrested for impaired
3 over 80 charges
2 impaired charges
9 - 3 day licence suspensions
28 Traffic tickets
1 Cannabis Act Charges
1 suspended driver
2 Disqualified drivers charged pic.twitter.com/98oRGk76KB