North Okanagan Mounties kick off Counter-Attack

Vernon North Okanagan, Armstrong, Enderby, Falkland, Lumby

2022-11-30 12:23 PST

photo of police vehicle with red and blue lights and counter attack in text

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day which marks the beginning of Counter-Attack operations, a month-long campaign focused on impaired driving enforcement and prevention.

It’s the time of year where people are getting together at parties and social gatherings to celebrate the Holiday Season, states Constable Chris Terleski, Media Relations Officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. Enjoy yourself and celebrate, but please, do it safely. If you are going to consume anything; alcohol, cannabis, or otherwise, that may impair your ability to drive, stay home or plan in advance for a safe ride.

Through the month of December, officers from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and the BC Highway Patrol Falkland will be ramping up enforcement activities in the North Okanagan specifically targeting impaired drivers.

Whether it’s through check-stops, mandatory alcohol screening, standardized field sobriety tests, or using drug recognition experts, we’re going to use all the tools available to remove impaired drivers from our roadways, adds Terleski. Alcohol and drug related collisions are entirely preventable and there is zero tolerance for those who choose to take the risk and drive under the influence.

For a comprehensive list of the penalties associated with impaired driving, click here

If you suspect an impaired driver, please call 911.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and BC Highway Patrol Falkland wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season!

Released by

Cst. Chris Terleski

Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402 30th St, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-7191


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