RCMP Pleased with CounterAttack Results
Prince George, B.C.- The final numbers are in for the CounterAttack road checks in the Prince George area over the holiday season, and the RCMP are impressed.
From December 18th through to New Year’s Day, the RCMP’s Prince George Regional Traffic Services conducted 16 check stops. “For the most part, we found people were either using a designated driver, or were utilizing Operation Red Nose” says Sergeant Al Steinhauser.
That’s not to say there weren’t infractions. Over the course of the two weeks, several drivers had to find an alternate way home as their vehicles were impounded. Here’s the breakdown on the final numbers:
- 1 person charged under the Criminal Code with being legally impaired
- 8 drivers issued 90 day license suspensions and their vehicles impounded for 30 days
- 1 Immediate Roadside Prohibition with a 3 day licence suspension and vehicle impounded for 7 days
- 5 people issued 24 hour license suspensions for driving under the influence of drugs
- 1 person found to be driving while prohibited.
“We were pretty impressed with the folks we interacted with” says Sgt. Steinhauser, “It’s encouraging to see people are finally getting the message and opting to have a designated driver, or find an alternate means of transportation to ensure they get home safely and that others on the roads won’t fall victim to a drunk driver.”