BC Highway Patrol Cranbrook stops nine drivers for impaired and aggressive driving over the Labour Day weekend

Cranbrook, BC Highway Patrol

2023-09-06 11:31 PDT

During the Labour Day weekend, members of BC Highway Patrol - Cranbrook targeted impaired and aggressive drivers throughout the East Kootenay region. Targeted enforcement efforts started Thursday and continued through holiday Monday, resulting in nine drivers having their driving privileges suspended or prohibited due to their actions.

Night time photo of a police road check with uniformed officer checking a vehicle

Seven drivers were identified as being under the influence of alcohol and issued Immediate Roadside Prohibitions. Four drivers were issued three-day driving prohibitions, and three drivers were served with 90-day driving prohibitions.

Additionally, two drivers were stopped after their vehicles were observed travelling at dangerous speeds. Both of these vehicles were impounded for seven days under the Motor Vehicle Act and the drivers issued violation tickets for excessive speeding. It is of note that one of these drivers was found operating their vehicle at 183 kph in a posted 100 kph zone.

Night time view from rear-driver’s side of marked RCMP vehicle displaying BC Highway Patrol

With the Labour Day weekend in the rear-view mirror, BCHP will shift extra attention to school zones, distracted driving, and occupant restraint enforcement throughout September.

BC Highway Patrol

Released by

Cpl. Mike Moore

Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
Office: 604 526-9744

Email: E_BCHP_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/highway-patrol

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