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Impaired driver caught at RIDE checkpoint

Brant OPPImpaired driver caught at RIDE checkpoint

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

On Saturday, November 26, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Brant County OPP members setup a Festive RIDE checkpoint on Bethel Road in the County of Brant. At approximately 8:55 p.m., officers interacted with a vehicle where one person was arrested and transported to Brant County OPP detachment for testing.

Police have charged Jeffrey Patrick FARQUHAR, 53-years-of-age from Brantford with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs and
  • Operation While Prohibited under the Criminal Code.

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

The Festive RIDE campaign is an annual police enforcement and education initiative aimed at taking impaired drivers off Ontario roads during the holiday season. This year’s OPP Festive RIDE Campaign runs from November 17, 2022, to January 2, 2023. During the campaign, the public can expect an increased OPP presence on West Region roads and highways as officers conduct RIDE initiatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the province.

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