a beautiful opportunity in this city, said Saunders. other city do you know that has volunteers that are going to drive you around because you drunk and bring your car home? And they don want anything. They are just preventing a tragedy from happening. many times, Saunders has had to deliver heartbreaking news to families whose loved ones were killed because of drinking and driving.
hard, said Saunders. go to knock on the door, that a knock on the door that nobody wants to hear. When you come up to a door, and a mother or a father or someone is standing there, and they see a police officer standing there, at 2 o in the morning, nothing good can come of it. Typically, we coming to give some bad news. It heartbreaking, to watch a mother and father break down; their whole life is destroyed in an instant. It heartbreaking to watch Nike Zoom Fly 2 Orange
reason you don drink and drive is pretty clear, said Steve Saunders, traffic sergeant with Kingston Police. going to hurt someone, or you going to kill somebody because you drinking and driving. yet, it continues to be a regular offence.
means this year alone, 83 people intentionally got in their vehicles while they were impaired, and were arrested and charged with impaired driving. That 83 instances where someone decided they could take somebody else life in their hands by getting into a vehicle drunk. That number should be zero. are options available for those who are unable to drive, including taxis, sleeping over, calling a friend or calling Operation Red Nose, a free, volunteer run designated driving service.
To Saunders, it simply makes no sense.
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a stupid mistake to drink and drive. You can quote me on that. It a stupid mistake to be drinking and driving. There is no reason for it. There is not one valid reason in the world to be drinking and driving. None. Red Nose is still seeking volunteers. Completed forms can be faxed to 613 544 0431, or dropped off or mailed to Operation Red Nose, 711 Dalton Ave., Rm. 187, Kingston.
underway, police are reminding motorists there will be an increase of officers on roads this month in an effort to combat drinking and driving.
The campaign began Dec. 10, and will run each day until Jan. 1. A team of 10 officers will be continuously conducting traditional RIDE checkpoints at various locations throughout the city, and at different times, during the holiday season.
impaired driving, driving with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08, criminal negligence causing bodily harm or death, manslaughter, dangerous driving and failure to remain at the scene of a collision. It is estimated that approximately three quarters of those convictions are related to drinking and driving.
Here in Kingston, 117 people were charged with drinking and driving offenses last year.
Festive RIDE campaign underway
Additionally, non traditional mobile RIDE initiatives will be performed by the team, who will attend and position themselves near drinking establishments, areas known to have high alcohol consumption rates, and even house parties. Police hope this will act as a deterrent and prevent an offence before it occurs.
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This year, the city has reached 83 convictions.
that happen. How do you console someone when they have just lost everything in an instant because of a stupid mistake? revelers that have been drinking to excess need to give themselves 12 to 24 hours to get the alcohol out their system, said Saunders.
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