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2014-02-20 at 3:52PM

City police celebrate gold medal victory with RIDE checks

By tbnewswatch.com

The city’s police force has decided to celebrate Canada’s double gold Thursday.

The Thunder Bay Police Service issued a media release shortly after Canada’s women’s hockey team came from a 2-0 deficit to beat their U.S. counterparts in overtime. That news release announced that the local police service would be “conducting RIDE programs” Thursday night.

“Thunder Bay is certainly a hockey city,” the release states, “and it would be entirely reasonable to expect that there will be some celebrations tonight with today’s gold medal victory.”

Police are using the gold medal performances to remind residents to be responsible and appoint a designated driver if celebrations will include alcohol.

“If you’ve been drinking, please consider crashing for the night on a friend’s couch rather than driving and crashing into someone elses,” the news release concludes.

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