573 drivers charged with impaired driving during OPP holiday RIDE program

The Ontario Provincial Police charged 573 people with impaired driving offences during their recent holiday RIDE program.

350 drivers had their licences suspended

A total of 573 people were charged with impaired driving during the OPP's 2015 holiday RIDE program. (CBC File Photo)

A total of 573 drivers were charged with impaired driving during the Ontario Provincial Police's recent holiday RIDE program. 

The OPP released its results today on the program that began on Nov. 23 and wrapped Jan. 2.

Just over 350 people had their licences suspended following a roadside warning by officers. 

OPP say the percentage of people charged with impaired driving is down slightly compared to last year's program, but said they still consider impaired driving a huge threat to public safety. 

In 2015, the OPP laid over 6000 alcohol and drug impaired driving charges. 

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