PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The Prince George RCMP is continuing to target impaired drivers this holiday season as part of the provincial CounterAttack campaign.
From Monday December 9th to Sunday December 15th, frontline officers were targeting impaired drivers throughout our community. Here are the results:
- 2 – Criminal Code impaired driving investigations
- 3 – 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs) with 30 day vehicle impound
- 3 – Three day IRPs
- 4 – 24 hour driving prohibitions (alcohol)
- 3 – 24 hour driving prohibitions (drug)
- 5 Prohibited drivers
- 25 Motor Vehicle Act violation tickets
- 20 Vehicles impounded
“Despite our best efforts to warn drivers that our officers will be out in full force” says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “Some people still choose to drive while impaired. Everyone else should be aware of this and be extra cautious while utilizing our roadways.”
Police will continue to provide enhanced enforcement throughout the rest of this holiday season and into the New Year.
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, call 9-1-1 immediately. Your actions could save a life.