The Sault Ste Marie Police Service in conjunction with the OPP and the RCMP are conducting the annual Festive RIDE campaign in Sault Ste Marie and the Township of Prince.
Midway through the campaign, officers are seeing a noticeable increase in drinking and driving charges and suspensions. In the first 15 days of December, 6 drivers have been charged with Over .08 and 6 drivers registered a warn receiving a 3 day licence suspension. During the same period in 2014, 2 drivers had been charged with .08 and 4 were issued 3-day licence suspensions.
With Christmas and New Year’s quickly approaching the Sault Ste Marie Police Service and its policing partners will continue to conduct RIDE checkpoints to keep our roads safe during the Holiday season.