Prescott – The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be celebrating the holiday season by setting up numerous “Festive R.I.D.E. checks”, on area roadways. The purpose of the check points is to ensure that drivers are not impaired by alcohol or drugs. The OPP will be checking drivers at various hours and at numerous locations, within Grenville County.
As the holiday season approaches there will be more opportunities to celebrate with friends and family whether through parties, dinners or having a few people over. If a person has consumed alcohol, the Grenville County O.P.P reminds people they have options. They can call a family member to pick them up, have a designated driver in their group, call for a taxi or if accommodations are available stay where they are.
Heading into the new year, the OPP is reminding Ontarians that they all have a role to play in ending impaired driving-related deaths. Make a commitment to never drive after consuming alcohol or drugs. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired, call 9-1-1 to report them to police. In doing so, you could be saving lives.