This season’s Counter Attack program saw 21 drivers removed from Kamloops roads due to being impaired, while four vehicles were impounded.
Kamloops RCMP Crystal Evelyn said the statistics come from three weekends of road checks and extra enforcement. The last Counter Attack event was staged on the weekend before Christmas, with four drivers receiving a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound for impaired driving under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Of the 21 impaired drivers, 14 received a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound for having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood — or blowing over .08 on the breathalyzer, Seven drivers received three-day driving prohibitions.
Along with removing impaired drivers, Evelyn said, police also recovered stolen licence plates, issued violation tickets and warnings and served a prohibited driver notice.