Blitz results disappointing

RCMP officers from across the British Columbia took part in a Counter Attack impaired driving blitz recently.

With the holiday season upon us, RCMP officers from across the British Columbia took part in a Counter Attack impaired driving blitz to help reduce the impact of impaired driving on our roadways — and were disappointed by the results.

On December 7, officers from 97 detachments in British Columbia checked 32,877 vehicles across the province. Despite the publicity of the event, and education of the dangers of impaired driving, too many drivers still chose to get behind the wheel of their vehicle after consuming drugs or alcoholic beverages.

Across the province, preliminary results from the blitz included:

• Five impaired driving charges under the Criminal Code of Canada;

• 104 90-days immediate roadside prohibitions with 30 vehicles impounded;

• 94 warn results with either 3, 7, or 30-day immediate roadside prohibitions; and

•17 roadside suspensions for drugs.

Impaired driving accidents are 100 per cent preventable. All people have to do is to plan ahead before consuming alcohol. It’s not hard — if you drink, don’t drive. Driving while impaired is simply not acceptable, and it is not worth hurting innocent people or yourself. Plan ahead, arrive home safely and everyone will be able to have a happy holiday season with friends and family.

The RCMP in British Columbia will be out in force during the holidays targeting impaired drivers. We want everyone to enjoy the festive season, and to police themselves when it comes to consuming alcohol, but if they can’t the police will be there to do it for them.

 

 

 

Cpl Robert McDonald

“E” Division RCMP Traffic Services

Langley

 

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