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11 Impaired Driving Arrests Made During Festive R.I.D.E.

By Brad Perry Jan 6, 2023 | 12:52 PM

Eleven suspected impaired drivers were arrested in the Saint John region as part of Festive R.I.D.E.

The campaign took place each weekend in December with the goal of reducing impaired driving during the holiday season.

Police and public safety officers conduct checkpoints and roaming patrols at various locations in the region.

This year, Saint John police partnered with the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force and the Department of Justice and Public Safety for the month-long campaign.

Nearly 7,000 vehicles were checked during the campaign and 759 mandatory breath tests were issued, according to a social media post by Saint John police.

In addition to the 11 people arrested for impaired driving, one was taken into custody for refusing to provide a breath sample.

Officers also issued 19 seven-day suspensions, towed 27 vehicles, and found four suspended or prohibited drivers.


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