Two hundred and 50 cars stopped at R.I.D.E checkpoints in Niagara
The Niagara Regional Police R.I.D.E program set up shop in the Niagara Region Friday night stopping around 250 vehicles.
Checkpoints were set up in several locations throughout St. Catharines, and the town of Smithville.
Of the 250 vehicles stopped, 36 drivers were asked to provide breath samples.
One driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle having in excess of 80 milligrams of alcohol in their system, eight drivers had their licences suspended three days for having over 50 milligrams of alcohol in their blood, two young drivers had their licences suspended for 24 hours for blowing over zero, and one person was arrested for driving while disqualified.
Police also issued 21 provincial traffic related tickets and liquor licence act offences.
R.I.D.E. operations will continue throughout the Niagara Region, as police say impaired driving is still the leading cause of criminal deaths in Canada.