National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day


2023-05-30 14:56 PDT

On May 20, 2023, the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Service conducted two separate traffic enforcement initiatives as part of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.

Three members of the service conducted checks on over 100 vehicles, which resulted in five roadside suspensions from driving due to impairment from drugs and two Immediate 90-day roadside prohibitions (IRPs).

During this initiative, officers were also able to seize a significant amount of illicit drugs and cash which evidence suggest is a result of the street-level drug trade.

More times than not, Impaired driving results in catastrophic injuries, death, as well as life long effects on innocent people and their families. These results are completely avoidable said Sargent Mark Booth Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit. Furthermore, If you plan on drinking and or consuming drugs, please call a friend or a cab and get home safe. You can expect to see our officers performing check stops and targeted enforcement, throughout the summer.

Released by

Cst. Mike Della-Paolera

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6V7
Office: 250-859-1470

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