By: Hamilton Bulldogs
11/29/2013 10:22 AM -
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Hamilton Bulldogs President Stephen Ostaszewicz announced today the club has teamed up with Hamilton Police in an effort to reduce impaired driving in Hamilton during the holiday season. As in previous years, Bulldogs ticket vouchers will be issued by Hamilton Police to motorists who complete RIDE lane checks successfully throughout the holiday season.
The aim of the ticket voucher program is to remind drivers of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage responsible driving practices.
“As we enter the holiday season, it is important that we help emphasize the message that it is not acceptable to drink and drive,” said Ostaszewicz. “The Bulldogs are pleased to once again team up with the Hamilton Police Service in supporting this messaging and providing positive encouragement through the RIDE lane ticket voucher program.”
“We are proud to team up with the Hamilton Bulldogs again this year,” said Hamilton Police Chief Glenn De Caire. “Their generous ticket voucher donations will help us to thank responsible drivers and reduce impaired driving.”
RIDE lanes occur throughout the year, and Hamilton Police have already stopped over 190,000 vehicles in 2013. Thousands more cars will be pulled over throughout December as police increase their efforts to prevent impaired driving.
In the City of Hamilton, there have been three fatal motor vehicle collisions involving alcohol this year. Hamilton Police have made over 400 alcohol-related arrests.
Police also encourage citizens to participate in the Operation Look Out program. If someone is suspected of impaired driving, citizens are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Callers will remain anonymous. This year, Hamilton Police have made 141 arrests through this program.
The Bulldogs’ next game is tonight, Friday, November 29th, when they will host the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at 7:30 p.m. at Copps Coliseum. Tonight’s game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14.
Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $99 for a 10-ticket Holiday Flex Pack until the end of December, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed! For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. Single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum FirstOntario Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX or 905-529-8500.
Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com.
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