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Impaired driver collides with Operation Red Nose vehicle

On Sunday, December 11, shortly after 2 a.m., Prince George RCMP was called to the intersection of Weisbrod Road and Dagg Road for a collision between two vehicles.

When police officers arrived at the location, witnesses told them that a blue pick up truck had driven through the stop sign and collided with a red pick up truck. Investigators determined the 20-year-old driver of the blue pick up truck was showing signs of being impaired by alcohol and began an impaired driving investigation. The driver was subsequently issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. He was also issued a violation ticket for driving contrary to his licensing restrictions.

“The red pick up truck was being driven by an Operation Red Nose volunteer at the time of the incident. Thankfully, no one suffered serious injury in the collision,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “We are grateful for the Operation Red Nose volunteers for their help in trying to ensure everyone has a safe ride home this holiday season and encourage more drivers to make use of this service.”

“There’s no excuse to drink and drive,” said Doug Mac Donald, local ICBC road safety coordinator. “If your celebrations involve alcohol, please plan ahead for a safe ride home – arrange a designated driver, call a taxi, take transit or use Operation Red Nose. Help keep B.C. roads safe for everyone this holiday season.”

Prince George RCMP is reminding drivers about the dangers of driving while impaired and asking drivers to make safe and sober choices during the holidays.

Follow this link for more information on the consequences associated with impaired driving.

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