Two people were charged criminally and three others ticketed within the 45 minutes that officers were able to set up a RIDE line in Oshawa early this morning.
On Thursday, March 31, 2016, at approximately 2 a.m., officers from East Division set up a RIDE line on Harmony Road North at Copperfield Drive resulting in the arrest of a 31-year-old female from Bowmanville for Exceed 80 mgs and a 19-year-old male from Oshawa for Possession of Cannabis. Two novice drivers were charged with Having a Blood Alcohol Content Above Zero and one driver was charged with Suspended Driving.
Earlier in Oshawa, other patrol officers arrested a 34-year-old male from Cobourg for Impaired Operation and Exceed 80 mgs after his vehicle was travelling the wrong way on Simcoe Street North, directly towards the officers. And a third driver, a 52-year-old male from Oshawa, was arrested by police for Exceed 80 mgs after officers found a car weaving in its lane on Rossland Road East.
The RIDE line lasted only 45 minutes before officers were called away to other incidents.
Under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, anyone charged with a drinking and driving criminal offence will have his or her driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and there vehicle impounded automatically for 7 days.
Durham Regional Police would like to advise all motorists that drinking and driving will not be tolerated on our streets.