On Friday, July 10th, 2020 the Niagara Regional Police conducted a R.I.D.E. checkpoint in the area of Quarry Road and Pleasant Beach Road in the City of Port Colborne.

Between the hours of 5 pm and 11 pm, officers stopped approximately 100 vehicles and conducted 5 roadside tests.

Due to the increased public presence at the Quarry and Pleasant Beach the Niagara Regional Police will have an increased presence with extra officers working in general patrol, as well as RIDE spot checks. 

Several officers from the Traffic Enforcement Unit will also be on patrol to assist with locating and arresting any potential impaired drivers.  

The Niagara Regional Police Service remain committed to reducing impaired driving offences through education and the apprehension of offenders through enforcement programs like R.I.D.E. Impaired driving is still the leading criminal offence causing deaths in Canada.

This initiative has been made possible, in part, as a result of grant funding from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services as part of the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program.