City police commend citizens

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The Brockville Police are commending community members for the continued efforts to curb drinking and driving.  A strong foundation is set in our community via OSAID (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving) and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).  The efforts of these groups are clear when we see the results of our year long RIDE campaign.  

“We are not just watching drivers of motor vehicles in our community!  We are bordered by water and therefore we monitor the operators of vessels, including personal watercraft” stated Chief Geraghty!  

“We were fortunate to have a personal watercraft donated by Honda Powerhouse and this enabled us to more efficient on the water.”

A Provincial grant enabled the Brockville Police Service to target impaired operation of vehicles and watercraft which resulted in over 1200 hundred vehicles and vessels being stopped via the RIDE campaign.  

These specific stops resulted in the driver being requested to submit to a roadside screening device 8 times, however, no impaired driving charges were laid.  During the 2009 RIDE campaign 3 drivers were charged with Impaired Driving.  

There were no liquor seizures in 2010, which, when compared to 10 last year, is an impressive reduction.

During boating season 94 vessels or watercraft were stopped in Marine RIDE programs and there were no charges for impaired operation of a vessel laid.

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