A RIDE program in Chatham-Kent has taken an alleged drunk driver off the road.
The Ontario Provincial Police said officers were conducting the RIDE checkpoint on eastbound Highway 401 at the Bloomfield Road off-ramp on Wednesday when they pulled over the accused at around 11:54 p.m.
Officers used a roadside screening device and alleged the driver registered a fail. She was then arrested and taken for further tests.
As a result, a 37-year-old woman from Langton is now charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg. She has also been issued a 90-day driver’s license suspension and her vehicle will be impounded for seven days.
The accused will answer the charge in court on April 3.