Counter Attack Campaign Nets Three Impaired Drivers On Opening Weekend
Prince George, B.C. – It was a busy opening weekend for the holiday drunk driving Counter Attack campaign in Prince George.
Mounties were out in full force Friday and Saturday night conducting a combination of roving patrols and static road checks.
Here are the results:
- 3 Impaired driving charges – 1 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, 1 24-hour suspension and 1 12-hour suspension
- 1 Impaired by drugs (24-hour suspension)
- 7 Speeding violations
- 5 Intersection-related violations
- 2 Drive without due care and attention
- 2 Stunting, with 7-day vehicle impoundment
- 2 Unlicensed drivers, with 7-day vehicle impoundment
- 2 No insurance violations
- 9 Administrative violations
“Officers used a variety of tools to help them detect and apprehend impaired drivers, including approved screening devices, physical coordination testing and a drug recognition expert,” says Prince George RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass.
“The Prince George RCMP would like to remind all drivers that they will be out in full force throughout the holiday season, targeting impaired drivers. Please choose a safe ride home. Using a designated drivers, transit, taxi or Operation Red Nose, could save your life.”
Good to see hopefully they keep it up. I’ve been to too many drunk driving/Drug impaired driving accident scenes throughout the years and have seen first hand the misery and anguish it causes too many times.
Very good to see the roadchecks but it sure would be nice if the police would deal with non “SAE” compliant light bars when they have a vehicle stopped.
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