OPP charge four motorists in RIDE blitz
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.