24-hour blitz on drunk drivers
It doesn’t have to be a holiday weekend for police to focus on impaired drivers.
Campbell River RCMP spent March 8-9 specifically targeting drunk drivers and stopped at least eight offenders.
The first offender was caught on Friday, 8:29 p.m., on Glenmore Road in Oyster River. He was given a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
At 9:41 p.m., further north near Storries Beach, a man was stopped for speeding and was found to be impaired. He was arrested and charged.
Just after midnight on Saturday, a vehicle was stopped on Shopper’s Row by 13th Avenue.
Not only was the driver impaired, but also did not have a valid driver’s licence.
At 1:36 a.m, a vehicle was stopped on St. Ann’s Road by the Island Highway. The male driver was arrested and charged for impaired driving.
About 20 minutes later a vehicle was stopped on the Island Highway near Spit Road for too many passengers and not enough seatbelts. Unfortunately the man behind the wheel was not a “designated driver” and was arrested for drunk driving.
At 2:10 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on Petersen Road.
The female driver refused to provide a breath sample and was given an immediate 90-day driving prohibition.
On Saturday at 9:52 p.m., a vehicle was stopped on Seahawk Drive.
The male driver was issued a 90-day prohibition.
Capping off the 24-hour blitz, at 11:32 p.m., a vehicle was stopped on Shoppers Row for speeding.
The male driver refused to provide a breath sample and was issued a 90-day prohibition.