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Highway 69 RIDE program nets three cannabis charges

620 drivers were checked for sobriety
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GREATER-SUDBURY - On May 27, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sudbury Detachment members, the Traffic Incident Management Efficiency (TIME) team, Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS), the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) conducted a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) initiative for six hours on Highway 69 in Greater Sudbury, Ontario.

Between 8:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., law enforcement officers checked the sobriety of 620 drivers. 

Three motorists were charged with cannabis readily available. 

One motorist was issued a three day driver's license suspension for registering alcohol in the warn range. 

Other offences included no seatbelts, expired registration and no insurance.

The joint RIDE initiative will continue tonight, May 28, at the same location.

If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture.

It only takes a few seconds to buckle up. A properly worn seat belt greatly increases your chances of surviving a motor vehicle collision.

Ensure all your documentation and insurance are valid. No owner or lessee of a motor vehicle shall, operate the motor vehicle; or cause or permit the motor vehicle to be operated, on a highway unless the motor vehicle is insured under a contract of automobile insurance - Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA)