Richmond RCMP and BC Highway Patrol join forces to get drunk drivers off the road

Richmond, BC Highway Patrol

2023-07-13 16:57 PDT

photo of Counter-Attack Road Check sign on roadway with police lights and traffic cones in background

On Saturday July 8th, 2023, Richmond RCMP Frontline and Road Safety Unit officers teamed up with BC Highway Patrol for an Enhanced Road Safety Enforcement Initiative (ERSEI), aimed at getting drunk drivers off the road.

During the one-night Counterattack Road Check operation (at the Sea Island Way off-ramp from Highway 99 South), 8 impaired drivers were detained and removed from local roadways. Another driver was also arrested for driving while prohibited. In total, drivers received tickets for 49 various provincial charges during this one-night enforcement operation.

ERSEI operations like this one, which sees Richmond RCMP collaborating with BC Highway Patrol, allows us to enhance our enforcement of road safety rules and regulations, says Constable Frank Tarape of the Richmond RCMP Road Safety Unit.

During the month of July, Enhanced Road Safety Enforcement Initiatives will be occurring every Friday and Saturday night somewhere in the City of Richmond.

Our message is clear, says Cst. Tarape. Drive safe. If you’re going to drink, don’t drive.

Released by:

Cpl. Ian Henderson
Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-4747
Cell: 604-765-4528


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