News OPP launches Festive RIDE campaign SHARE ON: Greg Higgins, staff Friday, Nov. 22nd, 2019 An OPP cruiser. (stock photo) COTTAGE COUNTRY, ON – With Christmas party season getting into full swing, police are making sure the roads safe over the holidays starting this weekend. The OPP is launching its Festive RIDE campaign with a focus on impaired drivers. Police remind the public that officers can demand a breath sample without having reasonable suspicion that the driver has consumed alcohol. They can also demand a Field Sobriety Test on the spot. The OPP said some officers have screening equipment that can detect marijuana and cocaine in a driver’s saliva. Police added there shouldn’t be any problems so long as community members drive safe and sober to ensure everyone has a happy holiday season.