As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I know that alcohol-related car accidents in Ottawa over the winter holidays are serious. The Ontario government has agreed to provide $50,081.34 to fund this year’s RIDE program. The RIDE program provides impaired driving spot checks on Ontario roads, including in Ottawa. This is the second year across Ontario that 8,000 officers will be funded to conduct the spot checks. This is more than double the number of officers who were on the road two years ago.
In 2008-9, Ontario police conducted 784,000 spot checks, resulting in 970 impaired driving charges and 1,900 12-hour license suspensions.
As you begin to plan your winter holiday outings, please take care to plan your trip home!! A little planning can help you avoid serious criminal charges, or something much worse.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an impaired driver, contact a personal injury lawyer at Auger Hollingsworth for a free consultation. Call 613 233-4529 or email [email protected].