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Impaired driving enforcement begins as holiday season approaches…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The Prince George RCMP will once again be focusing on road safety as the holiday season approaches…

Police have seen a recent spike in collisions that occurred as a result of driving while impaired by drugs and alcohol. As a result, frontline officers will be increasing efforts to target those persons who choose to drive while impaired.

“We recognize that the majority of the driving public do not drive while impaired, however the small portion that do, put everyone on the road at risk” says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “We will be looking to remove those persons from the road to make roads safer for the rest of us.”

Officers use a variety of tools to help them detect and apprehend impaired drivers, including Approved Screening Devices, Physical Coordination Testing, and a Drug Recognition Expert.

If you witness an intoxicated person get behind the wheel or see a vehicle being driven in a dangerous or erratic manner, do call 9-1-1 in a safe manner by pulling over or finding a safe spot to report a dangerous situation. Do not follow or use your cell phone while driving.

Written and released by Prince George RCMP with edits by PJXM News.

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