Halton Police Ready For New Year's Drunk Drivers


Halton police will be out in full force for New Year’s festivities across Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills as the crackdown on drunk and drugged driving continues.

Our Christmas RIDE program continues through New Year’s as well,” said Sgt. Ryan Snow from the traffic services unit.

The campaign involves dedicated officers focused on impaired enforcement.

In addition, “all road officers will be engaged in RIDE enforcement when available,” he said.

Don’t say you didn’t know … that means there are eyes everywhere.

And police say there’s zero tolerance for impaired driving.

Snow is reminding residents - and visitors - of a few quick things to consider.

Impaired driving is a choice that drivers make,” said Snow.

Judgment - or the ability to make good decisions - decreases with alcohol or drug consumption, so the time to make travel plans for the end of the night is before the festivities start.”

That includes plenty of options.

Use a designated driver, take public transit or plan to stay the night,” he said.

There is no excuse for driving while impaired.”

RIDE checkpoints are being set up by OPP across the province and Peel police, too.

Halton police are once again releasing names of suspected impaired drivers in the region as a deterrent in the hopes of reducing impaired driving across Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills.

The operation of motor vehicles while drivers are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs remains a serious concern in the area, say police. 

It’s also an effort to bring more attention to the risk of driving while impaired, assist in identifying witnesses and reduce continued offences.

Photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police

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