Rain Impacts CounterAttack Program
Prince George, B.C.- The Canada Day weekend saw the launch of the summer version of the CounterAttack program and the rain is being credited for most folks being on their best behaviour.
“We had numerous officers on patrol throughout North District all weekend long “, says Sgt. Al Steinhauser of the North District RCMP Traffic Services Unit.
In the Prince George area, 5 vehicles were removed from the roads and their drivers given license suspensions because of alcohol, but no criminal charges were laid.
“Four drivers were given 3 day license suspensions and their vehicles impounded for 7 days, and one received a 30 day license suspension and had their vehicle impounded for 90 days” says Sgt. Steinhauser.
He says the fact the weekend was cool and wet kept a great many people from partying it up lakeside and then driving home while impaired “For the most part, everyone on the roads was well behaved, except for the few who should have known better than to get behind the wheel of their vehicle.”
The CounterAttack program will not be restricted to a long weekend, as Sgt Steinhauser says resources are being made available to ensure this program will be running all summer long.