Late July sees jump in impaired driving

Sidney North Saanich encourage people to call, to help reduce the risk on the road.

  • Aug. 13, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Sidney & North Saanich

• On the evening of July 25, officers of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP set up impaired driving road checks. As a result, three drivers were determined to be impaired by alcohol and were all issued 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs) and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days. A fourth driver was issued a three-day IRP.

 

• On July 26 at 7:50 am, RCMP were called to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal responding to a complaint of a possible impaired driver. Police located an Alberta driver who appeared to be impaired. The driver provided breath samples and was found to be impaired by alcohol. The driver was issued a 90 day IRP and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

• On July 27 at 9:35 pm, RCMP were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 17 and stopped  a speeding motorist. The driver was unlicenced to drive in B.C.

The driver also provided breath samples and was found to be impaired by alcohol. The driver was issued a 90 day IRP and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

 

• On July 28 at 12:33 am a concerned motorist called police to report a possible impaired driver leaving a parking lot on Beacon Avenue in Sidney. RCMP located the vehicle and conducted an impaired driving investigation. The driver provided breath samples and it was determined that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was affected by the consumption of alcohol. The driver was issued a seven-day IRP and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

 

• Sidney North Saanich RCMP continue to respond to reports of impaired drivers. Residents are encouraged to call police immediately if they suspect a driver is impaired.

RCMP thank those that had helped police apprehend impaired drivers and reduce the carnage that can result from impaired driving.

— Sidney North Saancih RCMP

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