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RIDE campaign results in charges for drivers in Milton and Halton Hills.

  • The conclusion of the festive RIDE campaign has led to charges against 52 drivers in the Halton Region.

  • According to the Halton Regional Police, the campaign, which started in early December, stopped thousands of drivers throughout Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville, and Burlington with the goal of eliminating impaired drivers from the roads.

  • During the campaign, there were 455 roadside checks which resulted in charges against the 52 drivers.

  • In Ontario, you can face charges if your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 or higher, or if you are in the warning range (blood alcohol concentration between 0.05 and 0.079).

  • Additionally, under the province's zero-tolerance law for young, novice and commercial drivers, you cannot have any alcohol in your system if you are:

    • age 21 or under

    • a driver of any age who holds a G1, G2, M1, or M2 license

    • driving a vehicle that requires an A-F driver's license or Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR)

    • driving a road-building machine

  • If the police determine that you are driving while impaired, you can face:

    • Immediate license suspension

    • Fines and reinstatement fees

    • Enrollment in education or treatment programs

    • Vehicle impoundment

    • Harsher penalties upon conviction

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