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31 March 2017 - Update - Ride ChecksWarning - this news article expired on 2017-04-30. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

UPDATE - RIDE CHECKS

In the evening hours of the 30th of March 2017, the Belleville Police Service and its local Policing Partners conducted several RIDE checks in and around the City. These Checks were done in conjunction with members of The Tyendinaga Police Service and members of the Stirling-Rawdon Police Service.

The Belleville Police is committed to traffic safety and all efforts will be made to make our roads safer. This is a major concern for our residents as noted in a recent survey of city residents. This month alone has seen two very serious collisions that were both alcohol related.

The Belleville Police Service will continue with more of these traditional and non-traditional RIDE checks in and around the City. 

If you see someone that you feel may be impaired, please use operation lookout and call 911 to report it to police. If you drink, don’t drive. There are many options available to people including public transit, taxi services and designated driver services available in the Quinte Region.  For more information visit www.maddchapters.ca/quinte  or www.arrivealive.org

Original Release – 31MAR17 - RIDE Program

Belleville, Ontario – On March 30th and 31st, 2017, officers set up several checkpoints with regards to a RIDE program. A total of 175 cars were checked. No charges were laid.