A Killaloe OPP campaign to take impaired drivers off the road this holiday season is already leading to arrests.
The detachment says it charged three drivers at separate RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) checkpoints over the past week.
One charge was made on Nov. 23 at about 11 p.m. at Augsburg Road and Silver Lake Road in Bonnechere Valley. A 32-year-old Albertan was arrested.
Another arrest was made on Nov. 25 at 9:30 p.m. at the Paugh Lake Road-Hildebrandt Street intersection in Barry’s Bay. A 36-year-old Madawaska Valley resident faces two impaired-driving related charges.
A third arrest happened Nov. 26 at 9:45 p.m. at the Patrick-and-Wellington intersection in Bonnechere Valley. A 46-year-old from that municipality now faces two impaired-driving related charges.
Police say, in each case, the driver had their licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicles were towed and impounded. Their cases are now before courts in Pembroke.
Earlier this month, Killaloe OPP announced it was opening its RIDE program to take impaired drivers off roads as the holidays approach. The detachment says the public can expect to see heavy police presence on local roads.