RCMP crack down on impaired drivers

December CounterAttack campaign results

Penticton RCMP issued 28 immediate roadside prohibitions of all types to impaired drivers as they targeted those under the influence of drugs and alcohol throughout December.

Related: B.C. police stop alleged drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Community Safety and Enforcement Team members also issued 16 roadside prohibitions and five driving prohibitions, as roadblocks were set up and roving patrols conducted.

Related: South Okanagan RCMP ramping up targeted CounterAttack enforcement

“Driving while impaired is one of the leading causes of fatal car crashes in BC. There is no excuse to drink, or use drugs, while driving. If you plan to drink, leave your car at home,” said Const. James Grandy in a release.

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