On Air Now More At Night Midnight - 5:30am Playing Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
Now Playing Gordon Lightfoot Sundown

Eight Charged With Impaired Driving in Niagara

Niagara Regional Police release latest impaired driving stats.

Eight people are facing impaired driving charges following R.I.D.E. spotchecks in Niagara. 

Between January 17th - 23rd, three people from Welland, two individuals from Fort Erie, and one person each from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lincoln were arrested for impaired driving offences. 

Officers say the indivuduals were charged with impaired driving by drugs or alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit, or refusing to provide a breath or blood sample. 

Each person's license was also suspended for 90 days. 

Niagara Regional Police say impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal deaths in the country. 

More from Local News