24-hour blitz on drunk drivers

Campbell River RCMP spent March 8-9 specifically targeting 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.