(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) -Wellington County OPP continued their efforts to get drunk drivers off the roads with several Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) checks throughout the weekend. Since the campaign started November 20, 2017, eight drivers in the county have received three-day roadside suspensions and eight drivers have been charged with impaired or over 80. Two of the impaired driving charges came as a result of motor vehicle collisions.
This past weekend three drivers were charged as a result of R.I.D.E checks set up throughout the county.
49-year-old Jerzy SNELA of Kitchener has been charged with Impaired Driving, Fail or Refuse to Provide a Sample and Driving with Open Liquor. Aftyer being stopped at Cr 124 and Watson Rd Saturday night
21-year-old Dylan HUNT of Branchton was charged after being stopped Sunday morning on the Hanlon Expressway near Wellington St
On December 3, 2017 at approximately 2:25 a.m. officers were conducting another R.I.D.E. check on the Hanlon Expressway near College Avenue, City of Guelph. A male operating a 2007 Mazda entered the check. While speaking with the driver, officers detected signs of alcohol consumption. A Roadside Screening Test was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and transported to a local OPP Detachment for further testing.
22-year-old Denver WILSON-HOPE of Guelph has been charged after being stopped Sunday morning on the hanlon Expressway near College ave.
In all three cases, a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and seven-day Vehicle all will appear in court in jan to anwer to the charges.
Detachment commander Scott Lawson
"We keep asking ourselves, what's it going to take to get the message across to these irresponsible drivers? We hope that it isn't a tragedy or life altering experience; that's our police officers worst nightmare and quite frankly should be the communities as well" says OPP Detachment Commander Scott Lawson. "Our efforts to get these drivers off the roads will continue. The message hasn't changed in decades, if you drink alcohol- plan ahead. Don't drive".