OPP charge four motorists in RIDE blitz

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The Ox­ford OPP ar­rested three driv­ers for al­co­hol- and drug -re­lated of­fences dur­ing the sec­ond week­end of its Fes­tive RIDE cam­paign.

Po­lice nabbed an 18-year-old male driver Satur­day in Nor­wich Town­ship on High­way 59 at Greenly Line when his ve­hi­cle at­tempted to avoid a check­point at about 11:45 p.m.

When the ve­hi­cle was stopped, of­fi­cers found two 18-year-old male pas­sen­gers. The driver was charged un­der the Liquor Li­cence Act and the Cannabis Con­trol Act. He was charged with be­ing un­der 19 and hav­ing liquor and be­ing un­der 19 and pos­sess­ing cannabis.

The male driver also faces a fur­ther charge of driv­ing a ve­hi­cle with cannabis read­ily avail­able. Ox­ford OPP of­fi­cers ar­rested a 32-year-old man while run­ning a RIDE pro­gram on Broad­way Street at Veni­son Street in Till­son­burg at about 12 a.m. on Sun­day

The South-West Ox­ford Town­ship man was stopped in his ve­hi­cle at a check­point and was charged with driv­ing while im­paired by al­co­hol and driv­ing with more than 80 mil­ligrams of al­co­hol in his blood un­der the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada. A 19-year-old male driver was ar­rested and charged in South­West Ox­ford Town­ship on Plank Line at Sal­ford Road at about 1:45 a.m. on Sun­day

The Till­son­burg man was charged with driv­ing while im­paired by al­co­hol and driv­ing with more than 80 mil­ligrams of al­co­hol in his blood un­der the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada. He was also charged with us­ing plates not au­tho­rized for the ve­hi­cle, fail­ure to ap­ply for a per­mit on be­com­ing the ve­hi­cle owner and be­ing a novice driver with a blood al­co­hol con­cen­tra­tion above zero. He was charged un­der the High­way Traf­fic Act. A 78-year-old man was charged by Ox­ford OPP of­fi­cers Satur­day at about 9:30 p.m. in Till­son­burg near Broad­way Street and Bridge Street.

Po­lice re­sponded to a sus­pected im­paired driv­ing com­plaint and charged the driver with driv­ing while im­paired by al­co­hol and driv­ing with more than 80 mil­ligrams of al­co­hol in his blood un­der the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada.

The Ox­ford OPP will be con­duct­ing its Fes­tive RIDE cam­paign un­til un­til Jan. 2, 2019.

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