The Prince George RCMP are continuing to target impaired drivers this holiday season as part of the provincial CounterAttack campaign.
From Monday December 9 to Sunday December 15, officers were targeting impaired drivers throughout the community. Here are the results:
- 2 – Criminal Code impaired driving investigations
- 3 – 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs) with 30 day vehicle impound
- 3 – 3 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,” said 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 see 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.