Tuesday January 17, 2012

RCMP News

Safer Streets 

December Counterattack proves successful in Chilliwack

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

ore impaired drivers were taken off the roads this past December during the annual RCMP Counter Attack project. Although the message appears to be getting out to the public about the dangers of drinking and driving, there were still several alcohol related charges stemming for the month-long project.

From December 2, 2011 through to December 31, 2011, the Chilliwack RCMP issued:

  • 6 Impaired Driving Charges

  • 5 Three-Day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions

  • 8 Twenty-Four Hour Prohibitions for Alcohol

  • 6 Twenty-Four Hour Prohibitions for Drugs

  • 8 Ninety-Day Driving Prohibitions for over .08

  • 140 Violation Tickets (Not all alcohol related)

The Chilliwack RCMP Traffic Services Unit are considering the project a success. "Overall, I think we were effective out there," said Cpl. Lee Dyson.

 

Taking impaired drivers off the road is not just a December project, it is an on going mandate and one that is taken very seriously.

 

"The numbers definitely reflect that we are taking these people off the roads and potentially preventing accidents or even fatalities," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. "The ultimate goal would be to have a Counter Attack year where we saw no alcohol related charges or violation tickets issued and there would be no measure of success greater than that."
 

 

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