BCHP’s Special Traffic Operations yield results on Vancouver Island
2021-06-21 13:49 HAP
BC Highway Patrol’s Integrated Impaired Driving Unit (IIDU) and the Traffic Safety Unit – Police Dog Service teamed up with local RCMP officers from Tofino and Ucluelet Detachments between June 17-20, 2021 to conduct impaired driving road checks and traffic enforcement in those communities.
Officers reported that traffic volume was heavier than previously seen due to the June 15th lifting of the Travel Restriction Road Checks. Officers were also surprised at the number of impaired drivers taken off the road. On Friday night, a road check was established in Tofino and within five minutes two impaired drivers and a prohibited driver were stopped. Another vehicle attempted to pull into a private driveway to avoid the check stop and the vehicle’s occupants, all from the Lower Mainland, were less than respectful toward the officers and the property owner onto whose property they had trespassed. In all, 13 vehicles were impounded. Here is a sampling of the weekend’s enforcement efforts:
- 7 – 3-Day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions;
- 3 – 90-Day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions;
- 1 – Impaired by Drug;
- 3 – 24-hour Suspensions (alcohol);
- 1 – 12-hour Suspension (alcohol);
- 2 – Vehicle Impounds/Serve Driving Prohibition;
- 41 – Violation Tickets for various infractions;
- 4 – Box 2 Notice & Orders (Vehicle Defects);
- 2 – Drug Investigations; and
- 3 – Assist Files.
BC Highway Patrol (BCHP) works tirelessly across the province to keep our highways safe and reminds motorists to make smart driving decisions.
I am proud of the work our officers do, states Inspector Dale Carr, Officer in Charge of BCHP’s Special Traffic Operations.
As we begin to return to a pre-COVID world, I want the public to know about the work that is being done in our communities around the province to keep our roads safe from aggressive and impaired drivers as we work to make our highways safer together.
BC Highway Patrol’s objective is to make the roads of British Columbia the safest in the world. Our primary enforcement targets are those driving behaviours that cause roadway fatalities and serious injuries: Aggressive Driving, Impaired Driving, Distracted Driving, Unrestrained Occupants and Intersection Infractions.
Please call your local police of jurisdiction to report suspected impaired or dangerous drivers or 9-1-1 in an emergency.
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