London Police say despite over 1,000 vehicles being checked as part of RIDE programs for Super Bowl Sunday, no charges were laid.
Of all the vehicles to pass through the RIDE checks, which were spread throughout the city, only two drivers were pulled in to provide a sample for their breath and both were found to be well under the legal limit for alcohol in their blood.
“Both were extremely cooperative, both had admitted to alcohol consumption and the officers had reason to believe that they had been consuming alcohol,” said London Police Traffic Sgt. Amanda Pfeffer.
Police say most drivers going through the R.I.D.E. checks said they were happy to see the check in place and very few had consumed any alcohol at all.
Police say they were hoping for a shutout on Super Bowl Sunday and came very close. Pfeffer said just before midnight a collision on Berkshire Drive resulted in an impaired driving charge.
“The driver of that motor vehicle was believed to have been impaired. He was arrested, brought into our cells where he did provide two samples of his breath, he was found to be over the legal limit for alcohol and was charged accordingly.”
The driver faces two impaired driving charges.
Despite the collision on Berkshire Drive and the subsequent charge, Pfeffer said they are pleased with how London drivers performed.
“Super Bowl is a one off, but we do this every year and we had better results this year than we did last year, so I think the message is getting across.”