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Twenty-five impaired drivers nabbed by RCMP

RCMP nabbed 25 impaired drivers over its six-week Christmas enforcement campaign in Prince George.

“We understand that going through a road check is at times inconvenient, especially over the holiday season,” said Sgt. Matt Labelle, in charge of the Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Enforcement Section, in a press release.  “We strongly believe that our efforts and the patience of drivers are saving lives on our roads.”

Here are the totals for all six weekends:

  • 25 – Impaired Drivers
  • 6 – 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP), with 30-day vehicle impoundment
  • 1 – Seven-day IRP with vehicle impoundment
  • 5 – Three-day IRP with vehicle impoundment
  • 3 – 24-hour Suspension for Alcohol
  • 9 – 24-hour Suspension for Drugs
  • 1 – 12-hour suspension for a Class 7 (new driver) with alcohol
  • 66 – Speeding violations
  • 15 – Intersection-related violations
  • 5 – Distracted Driving violations (cell phones)
  • 2 – No Seatbelt violations
  • 4 – Drive without Due Care and Attention
  • 2 – Drive without Consideration
  • 4 – Stunting violations with seven-day vehicle impoundment
  • 6 – Driving without a Licence, some with vehicle impoundments
  • 11 – No Insurance violations
  • 44 – Administrative violations
  • 2 – Vehicle Equipment Infractions
  • 8 – Vehicle inspection orders for non-compliance
  • 4 – Drug Seizures (no charges)

Between 2007 and 2015, the Prince George RCMP responded to six fatal and 11 Impaired causing bodily harm accidents, over the same six-week period (last weekend of November, until New Year ‘s Day).  This year, the Prince George RCMP responded to zero fatalities, and zero impaired causing bodily harm accidents.

Although this targeted impaired driving campaign is now concluded, the Prince George RCMP will continue to target impaired drivers throughout the year.

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