Driver attempts to avoid RIDE stop

CAYUGA—On November 21, 2021, at 1:05 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment were conducting a RIDE program on Haldimand Highway 54 in Cayuga, when they observed a vehicle stop abruptly and make a U-turn.

The vehicle was eventually stopped and while speaking with the driver, signs of alcohol consumption were detected. The individual was transported to the closest OPP detachment for additional testing. A 40-year-old of Cayuga is charged with the following offences:

  • Driving a motor vehicle while impaired,
  • Driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood,
  • Driving a motor vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock.

The driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 45 days. The accused is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date to answer to the charges.