6 impaired drivers taken off the road during impaired road block

North Vancouver

2023-11-28 13:19 PST

As the majority of North Vancouver residents sleep, the North Vancouver RCMP will be keeping themselves busy catching impaired drivers—as was the case this past Saturday.

On November 25th, between the hours of midnight and 3:00 a.m., front line members set up an impaired roadside check stop on the Second Narrows Bridge in North Vancouver. Hundreds of vehicles were stopped and drivers’ sobriety were checked. During the span of the roadside check stop, six impaired drivers were taken off the road which included one 90-day IRP, four three-day IRPs, and one 24-hour prohibition. There were three more impaired drivers taken off the road earlier in the evening for a total of nine drivers who lost their licence Saturday evening.

Officer holding an ASD device while it displays a fail reading. 

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Drivers subject to enforcement face the potential for vehicle impoundment, fines from $600 to $4,060, jail time, mandatory rehabilitation, or required installation of ignition interlock in their vehicle. If you crash while driving impaired, you're likely in breach of your insurance policy. That means you could be personally responsible for 100 per cent of the costs if you damage someone else's property or injure them. Find out more about the consequences ICBC road safety statistics.

Sadly, each year in B.C. on average, 61 people die in crashes involving impaired driving, according to ICBC road safety statistics, said Cst. Mansoor Sahak of the North Vancouver RCMP. "Even one impaired driver is one too many. The risk they represent is unacceptable, and that’s why we will continue to search for them and take them off the road."

As part of North Vancouver RCMP’s road safety strategy, officers will be out in greater numbers during this holiday season, running CounterAttack road checks and looking for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs while behind the wheel.

If your holiday festivities involve any intoxicating substances, be sure to plan for a safe ride home by arranging a designated driver, calling a taxi or rideshare or taking transit.

Released by

Cst. Mansoor Sahak

Media Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
Office: 604-985-1311
Cell: 778-228-1619

Email: mansoor.sahak@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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