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(UPDATE) 2023 Festive R.I.D.E. Campaign

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Update: January 11, 2024, 8:57 a.m.

The Saint John Police are pleased to announce another successful year of the RIDE Campaign with our law enforcement partners.

The final results of the 2023 RIDE Campaign and annual comparisons are as follows:

202320222021
Vehicles through checkpoint11,1386,9657,428
Breath tests conducted1,157759648
Seven Day Suspensions28198
Impaired arrests9115
Refusal arrests414
Vehicles impounded162716
Suspended drivers139
Prohibited drivers111

Keeping our roads safe and Reducing Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) is always a priority, not only in December. To this end, the Saint John Police will be conducting RIDE checks periodically throughout 2024. Total impaired driving arrests for all of 2023 in Saint John are down 11% over 2022 and we would like to see this trend continue through education and deterrence.

We would also like to thank the public for your continued support.

Together a safe, secure, healthy community

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The Saint John Police are partnering with New Brunswick Justice and Public Safety, Kennebecasis Regional Police Force, and the MADD Saint John & Area Chapter to conduct our annual Festive R.I.D.E. Campaign during the month of December to Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere.

According to MADD Canada, in 2021, a total of 1,125 drivers were charged with drug and alcohol impaired driving in New Brunswick. This was a four percent increase over 2020.

Our mission is to decrease instances of impaired driving through education, deterrence, and enforcement in order to reduce motor vehicle collisions, injuries and deaths.

Throughout the month of December, police and public safety officers, including experts in drug recognition, will conduct checkpoints and roaming patrols at various locations throughout the Saint John and the Kennebecasis Valley targeting impaired driving infractions.  

“As the holiday season approaches and celebrations begin, please plan ahead and designate a sober driver. It is our collective responsibility, police and community together, to ensure our roads are safe. If you encounter a driver that you believe is impaired, please call 911.” Constable Travis Jones, Festive R.I.D.E. Coordinator.

Together a safe, secure, healthy community.

For Media Related Inquiries, please email sjpfnews@saintjohn.ca.

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