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5,555 vehicles stopped during this year's Festive RIDE program

Charges include seven cannabis charges, two impaired
20171119 RIDE Check KA
FILE PHOTO Kenneth Armstrong/Village Media

On Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service joined with our policing partners in Simcoe County to launch the Festive RIDE season.

The three day, combined forces initiative involved several detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police, Barrie Police Service and Rama Police.

These are the results from the campaign that featured RIDE checks on Nov. 28, 29 and 30, 2019.

  • 5,555 - Vehicles stopped
  • 137 - Roadside tests


  • Two disqualified drivers
  • Five over 80 BAC
  • Two impaired
  • 13  three day suspensions
  • 30 traffic charges
  • Seven Cannabis Act
  • One suspended driver
  • Five Novice BAC

South Simcoe Police Service conducted 189 RIDE programs in 2019 - one RIDE program every two days - making it the highest number in recent memory.

We will continue our enhanced impaired driving enforcement throughout the holiday season to ensure our roads are safe.

"If you don't make the right choice, we will make it for you." - Chief Andrew Fletcher.