The RCMP’s Counter Attack program is out in force and, last weekend, a number of drivers were taken off the road.
Police say weekend road blocks led to six 90-day immediate roadside suspensions, one three-day immediate roadside suspension and three 24-hour immediate roadside suspensions, with another 20 violation tickets issued.
“The consequences of impaired driving are massive,” said Kamloops RCMP Insp. Insp. Steve McLeod. “You’re risking your life and the lives of others. You can be charged criminally and the ripple effect on you, your family and friends can be huge.”
Police advise making a plan before going out to celebrate with some drinks. Book a designated driver, plan on taking a taxi or transit or call Operation Red Nose.