Impaired Driver Arrested / Charged After Evading a RIDE Spot Check That Resulted in a Collision

During the evening of Thursday, December 22, 2022, the LaSalle Police Service conducted a R.I.D.E. Program at various locations in the Town of LaSalle. The officers canvassed approximately 257 vehicles and conducted one roadside sobriety test.

A 54-year-old male was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle and Exceeding Over 80 mgs of alcohol after he struck another vehicle while performing a U-turn in an effort to avoid passing through the nearby R.I.D.E. program spot check.

The LaSalle Police will continue to educate and inform the public of the consequences of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs and will conduct R.I.D.E. Programs throughout the year to help prevent and stop impaired driving.

In addition to impaired screening, officers issued several cautions for traffic-related infractions including burnt-out headlights, expired licence plates, driver’s licences, seat belts, and insurance documents.

The LaSalle Police Service wishes to remind all drivers to arrive alive and don’t drink and drive. Order an Uber, Lyft, Taxi, or call a friend or relative.

If you plan to consume any intoxicating substances, plan for a ride to get home safely.