R.I.D.E. Spot Checks Scheduled for Super Bowl Weekend

The Super Bowl will be taking place on Sunday, February 7, 2016, and Peel Regional Police will be deploying a complement of officers to be on the lookout for drunk drivers.

Super Bowl weekend is often associated with an increase in alcohol-related activities and get-togethers.  Peel Regional Police will be conducting R.I.D.E. spot checks in Brampton and Mississauga during the evenings of Saturday, February 6, 2016, and Sunday February 7, 2016.  These officers are in addition to other patrol officers who will also be out looking for drinking and driving-related offences.

Inspector Paul Pogue of Road Safety Services states “We want fans and citizens to enjoy the game, but plan ahead.” Drivers are reminded that the penalties for drinking and driving are severe.  They include licence suspensions and criminal charges, plus the potential for serious injuries or death.

For more information regarding impaired countermeasures and fines please click here.

Peel Regional Police are counting on you to do the right thing.  If you’ve had too much to drink, use a designated driver, call a cab, call a sober friend, or use public transit.  If you see a driver you think might be impaired, call 9-1-1 and help us take that driver off the road.

If you believe an intoxicated individual is about to drive, and cannot be dissuaded from doing so, Peel Regional Police urge you to immediately call 9-1-1.

Road safety is a shared responsibility and, by working together, we can continue to make our roadways safer for everyone.

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

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