|It's Counter Attack season in the Northwest, with members of the
Prince Rupert detachment on the watch for impaired drivers
(photo from RCMP website)
Members of the Prince Rupert RCMP have been stepping up their Counter Attack enforcement program as the Christmas and New Year's Holiday season begins to draw closer.
Over the weekend residents may have noticed members from the detachment conducting traffic stops to ensure that those on the roads have not over indulged in the holiday cheer prior to taking to the streets.
You can expect that enforcement effort to continue and increase as we head into the main holiday party part of December and January, as the RCMP continue to watch out for potential dangers in the community.
The local detachment has good cause to put an extra effort into the annual roadside enforcement program, as we noted in our review last month of a recent Maclean's study into crime across Canada, Prince Rupert has delivered some unsettling results in the category of impaired driving.
In the national magazine's study of 229 communities across Canada, Prince Rupert placed 11th overall when it comes to Impaired Driving charges, an indication that far too many in the region have yet to get the message when it comes to getting behind the wheel when they have had too much to drink.
More notes related to Emergency Responders in the Northwest can be found on our archive page here.