Waterloo Regional Police Holiday R.I.D.E Results in 10,734 Vehicles Checked

Media Release

Waterloo Region, Ontario From November 28, 2019 to January 4, 2020, Waterloo Regional Police held Holiday R.I.D.E (Reducing Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs throughout Waterloo Region. The campaign aimed to raise awareness around impaired driving and to remind motorists to drive sober.

A total of 44 Holiday R.I.D.E programs were held and 10,734 vehicles checked.  A total of 183 charges were laid, including:

  • 17 impaired-related charges (seven Impaired Driving charges, seven Over 80 charges and three Refuse Breath Sample charges)
  • 39 three-day suspensions and 3 seven-day suspensions
  • 97 Highway Traffic Act charges
  • 6 Criminal Code charges
  • 5 Cannabis Control Act charges

“Waterloo Regional Police remain committed to road safety and removing impaired drivers from our roadways,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and we continue to be determined to maintaining road safety in our community.”

The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to remind motorists about the dangers and risks associated with driving impaired. All young drivers, novice drivers, and commercial drivers are required to have zero presence of alcohol and/or drugs in their system while driving. 

All motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and arrange for a safe ride home. If you observe or suspect a motorist is driving impaired, call 9-1-1.


Media Inquiries:
André Johnson
Constable #1359
Public Information Officer, Executive Branch
Waterloo Regional Police Service
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8106
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