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Impaired driver caught at festive RIDE checkpoint

Brant OPPImpaired driver caught at festive RIDE checkpoint

One person is facing impaired driving charges after Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members conducted a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program.

Brant County OPP members were performing a RIDE program at the intersection of Maple Grove Road and King St North in the County of Brant at approximately 10:14 p.m. on Friday December 16, 2022.

A traffic stop was initiated with a vehicle that entered the program. During the interaction, officers observed the driver to be displaying signs of impairment. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Brant OPP detachment for testing.

Police have charged Steven Christopher Douglas, 38 years-of-age from the County of Brant with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Brantford, Ontario at a later date.

“As we are well into celebrating this holiday season, we remind everyone to plan ahead and have a designated driver. Everyone must do their part in keeping our roads safe this festive season,” said Staff Sergeant Jason McTaggart, Brant County OPP.

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