Saturday, December 4th was National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day in Canada, and Traffic Services RCMP members in Prince George were out to kick off the CounterAttack month.
“We had four officers out in a joint operation with BC Highway Patrol, targeting impaired drivers throughout the day, and into the night on Saturday,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, “Impaired operation of a motor vehicle can mean impaired by alcohol, cannabis, or illicit drugs. It can even apply to prescription or over-the-counter, if they affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.”
On Saturday, Prince George RCMP completed:
- 17 breath demands with pass results
- 1 violation ticket for no drivers license,
- 1 violation ticket for failing to produce a driver’s license
- 1 Standardized Field Sobriety Test with a pass result
- 2 Immediate Roadside Prohibitions with a fail result
“We have quite a few options in Prince George if you are unable to drive yourself home from wherever you’ve got to, and you’ve had too much to drink or are otherwise impaired,” Cooper said.
“Try and use a designated driver, call for a ride, or take transit or a taxi. We’re just hoping people are really cognizant of that this holiday season if they’re going out to party.”