Police were once again out targeting impaired drivers this past weekend and will continue to be throughout this holiday season.
On Friday and Saturday night, Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Services conducted a series of roving patrols throughout the city, selectively targeting impaired drivers.
These are the results:
- 4 – Impairment by Alcohol
- 1 – 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP), with 30 day vehicle impoundment
- 2 – 3 day IRP
- 1 – 24 hour Suspension for Alcohol
- 5 – 24 hour Suspension for Drugs
- 22 – Speeding violations
- 2 – Intersection-related violations
- 3 – Distracted Driving violations (cell phones)
- 2 – No Seatbelt violations
- 2 – Driving without a Licence
- 3 – No Insurance violations
- 1 – Drive without Consideration
- 1 – Drive without Due Care and Attention
- 1 – Stunting violation (with impoundment)
- 21 – Administrative violations
- 1 – Vehicle Equipment Infraction
- 4 – Vehicle inspection orders for non-compliance
- 3 – Drug Seizures (no charges)
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. Specially trained officers conducted six standardized field sobriety tests to suspend five drug-affected drivers.
The Prince George RCMP will be out in full force throughout the holiday season, targeting impaired drivers. Please choose a safe ride home. Using a designated driver, transit, taxi or Operation Red Nose, could save your life.