CounterAttack Campaign Nabs 25 Impaired Drivers
Prince George, B.C. – Impaired drivers kept Mounties in Prince George busy over the holidays.
The six-weekend CounterAttack campaign wrapped up Saturday and here are the totals for all six weekends:
- 25 impaired drivers which included:
- Six 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions (IRP) with 30-day impoundment.
- One seven-day IRP with vehicle impoundment
- Five three-day IRP’s with vehicle impoundment
- Three 24-hour suspensions for alcohol
- Nine 24-hour suspensions for drugs
- One 12-hour suspension for a new driver with alcohol
Check stops and roving patrols also yielded the following offences:
- 66 speeding violations
- 15 intersection-related violations
- Five distracted driving violations (cell phones)
- Two no seatbelt violations
- Four driving without due care and attention
- Two driving without consideration
- Four stunting violations with seven-day vehicle impoundment
- Six driving without a license, some with vehicle impoundments
- 11 no insurance violations
- 44 administrative violations
- Two vehicle equipment infractions
- Eight vehicle inspection orders for non-compliance
- Four drug seizures (no charges)
Police say a variety of tools helped them to detect and apprehend impaired drivers, including approved screening devices, physical coordination testing and a drug recognition expert.
Specially trained officers conducted three standardized field sobriety tests to suspend two drug-affected drivers.
“Between 2007 and 2015, the Prince George RCMP responded to six fatal and 11 impaired causing bodily harm collisions over the same six-week period,” says Cpl. Craig Douglass. “This year the Prince George RCMP responded to no fatalities and no impaired causing bodily harm collisions.The detachment would like to thank the many drivers and their passengers for their patience while going through police road checks this past six weeks.”