BCHP Williams Lake conduct checkstop targeting impaired drivers.

Williams Lake,
Hundred Mile House

2022-11-29 09:14 HNP

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On the evening of Saturday, November 19, 2022 Williams Lake BC Highway Patrol (BCHP) RCMP member’s setup a check point on 2nd Avenue North and Boundary Street checking for impaired drivers.

Two vehicles approached the check point at the same time and a lone BCHP officer stopped them both. The officer suspected each driver was possibly impaired by alcohol. Both driver’s separately provided a breath sample that confirmed they were both impaired by alcohol and were subsequently served driving prohibitions and their vehicles impounded.

During the same check point, a third impaired driver was also stopped, served driving prohibitions and vehicle impounded. As well, a class 7 (N) driver was served with a 12 hour driving prohibition and 4 violation tickets for alcohol related offences.

BC Highway Patrol members conducted numerous impaired driving check points during the course of the weekend and stopped five impaired drivers and impounded five vehicles, ultimately contributing to making the roadways safer said Cst Mark Bouchard, BCHP Williams Lake.

Impaired Driving remains one of the top causes of criminal death in British Columbia. If you are planning on drinking, please do not drive. By finding an alternative way home such as transit, cabs, or a designated driver you can help ensure that you, and people sharing the road with you, get to their destination safely.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Serge Bruneau
Agent des relations avec les médias
Patrouille routière de la C.-B.
4020, 5e Avenue, Prince George (C.-B.) V2M 7E7
Bureau : 250-649-4007
Cellulaire : 250-255-6849
Télécopieur : 250-561-4512

Courriel : serge.bruneau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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