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KLPS reminds drivers to plan ahead if they plan on having drugs or alcohol

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

The Kawartha Lakes Police Service (KLPS) is reminding the public about what to do if they are intoxicated.

“With the holiday season here, Kawartha Lakes Police are reminding drivers, if you plan to consume alcohol or drugs, always have a plan for a safe ride home. If you suspect a driver is impaired, call 9-1-1. In doing so, you may save a life,” read a KLPS press release, on Thursday, December 8th.

The public safety message comes after the KLPS made an arrest, on Wednesday, December 7th, during a RIDE program.

“Wednesday afternoon, at 4:51 p.m., Kawartha Lakes Police were conducting a R.I.D.E. program, near York Street and Russell Street West. Officers stopped a vehicle; while speaking with the driver, they observed signs of impairment. A roadside screening test was administered, and as a result, the driver was arrested. 62-year-old Frank Ivison of Omemee has been charged with operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration (80 plus),” the press release explained.

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