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PEC OPP launch festive ride campaign

Prince Edward County OPP kicked off this year’s Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign which runs until Jan. 2, 2022.

Motorists can expect to encounter R.I.D.E programs more frequently at any time of the day or night in an effort to detect drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Officers will also be enforcing the zero tolerance sanctions that apply to young, novice and commercial drivers when it comes to drugs and alcohol.

“There is no excuse for drinking and driving, and yet for some reason the statistics show that it is still a problem here in Prince Edward County,” said Staff Sergeant John Hatch, Detachment Commander. “The OPP is committed to keeping the highways safe, which is why we will be increasing our visibility and enforcement through our Festive RIDE initiatives over the coming weeks. Everyone has a part to play in highway safety. You can count on the OPP to do our part, we are counting on you to do yours.” –

People who suspect that someone is driving, or is about to drive impaired, can call 9-1-1 and report it.

“You may save a life,” Hatch added.

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