Think twice before driving impaired

Prince Rupert

2023-08-18 15:25 PDT

As the summer winds to an end the Prince Rupert RCMP is wanting to continually remind the community that impaired driving enforcement is still at the forefront.

As a strategic priority, aligning with the City of Prince Rupert as well as the results of the community survey the Prince Rupert RCMP has targeted impaired driving by increasing patrols, road blocks and mandatory breath demands.

Fast facts:

Make a plan:

Enjoying a drink on the patio with friends at a restaurant or bar can be a great social event, just be sure to plan ahead. Some ways you can ensure that everyone gets home safe are:

A story from earlier in the summer highlighted the problem we are seeing in Prince Rupert, when a road block was shut down after only 15 minutes due all the officers involved having an impaired operation investigation, Media Relations Officer Cst. Brody Hemrich said, Since the beginning of June over 30 impaired operation investigations have taken place where drivers were issued Immediate Roadside Prohibitions or charges being forwarded to Crown Counsel for consideration. It is imperative that people begin to understand the seriousness of this issue.

For more information regarding the types of impaired driving, risks, laws and enforcement you can visit the Government of Canada website.

If you want to report an impaired driver call the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136 or 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.

Released by:

Cst. Brody Hemrich
Media Relations Officer
Prince Rupert Detachment


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