BCHP stops impaired driver for excessive speed

Dawson Creek, BC Highway Patrol

2022-07-26 11:54 PDT

On July 24, 2022 as the month-long Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving campaign draws to a close, BC Highway Patrol Dawson Creek stopped a vehicle for excessive speed on Highway 97 between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd.

The officer spoke with the lone driver of the vehicle and advised him he was traveling at 159 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone. While speaking with the driver, the officer noted several symptoms of impairment and had the driver submit to a mandatory roadside breath test. The result was a Fail.

The driver was given a $368 ticket for excessive speed, a 90-day Immediate Roadside (driving) Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Police radar reading Target 159, Police 98, black pickup in background

Although the month-long impaired driving campaign is winding down, police will continue to look out for impaired drivers, says Cpl. Trevor Vokins, Unit Commander of BCHP Dawson Creek. Police cannot stress enough the importance of choosing alternate ways to your destination if you have consumed anything that impairs your ability to drive. Please choose to drive sober every time you get behind the wheel – choosing not to may lead to tragic consequences.

In BC, an average of 65 people are killed every year in collisions where alcohol, drugs or medications* were contributing factors. The mandate of BC Highway Patrol is to focus enforcement on those driving behaviours that cause roadway fatalities and serious injuries, including impaired driving. BCHP works closely with its road safety partners, including the motoring public, to make our highways safer together.

(*ICBC 2016-2020 5-year average)

BC Highway Patrol

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Cpl. Mike Halskov

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