Thursday, December 14, 2017

RCMP CounterAttack blitz nabs impaired drivers in Prince Rupert

Tis the season for road side
CounterAttack stops

(photo from RCMP website)
The Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP had some strong results from a CounterAttack blitz on December 2nd.

Members set up  check stops in a number of locations and as part of their efforts, 2 impaired drivers were taken off the road, with one driver refusing to provide a breath sample and the other failing the roadside test. 

As a result, both drivers were issued a 90 day driving prohibition and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days.

At another check stop, this one on the City's east side at 7th East and Seal Cove Circle, members stopped 60 vehicles during the course of their time there, with 4 notice and orders issued to drivers.

A December 2nd CounterAttack Road Side Check stop on the east side,
saw 60 drivers stopped, with further action required on four of the motorists

The Prince Rupert detachment members remind motorists that they will be continuing with their CounterAttack program through the holidays, and that if your holiday activities involved alcohol to plan ahead for a safe drive home.

As we outlined earlier this month at the time of the launch of the CounterAttack program, Impaired Driving statistics in Prince Rupert are higher than in many other jurisdictions and that means that the local detachment is putting an extra focus on those issues through the year and particularly over the holidays.

For more background on the December program see this information release from the RCMP.

Further items of interest from Northwest Emergency responders can be found on our archive page.

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