Cpl. S.J. Pettit
On Dec. 9 and 10, RCMP members from the Golden/Revelstoke Traffic Services and the Golden/Revelstoke Integrated Road Safety Unit conducted impaired driving enforcement in the town of Golden. This enforcement included the Christmas Counter Attack roadblocks and police traffic stops. The objective of this enforcement was to apprehend impaired drivers and take the appropriate enforcement action. This can range from a 24-hour driving prohibition to criminal charges for impaired driving.
The following Provincial charges were laid:
Four criminal code impaired driving charges, one ADP only charge (90 day driving prohibition), one three-day immediate roadside suspension, two 24-hour driving prohibition by drugs, one 24-hour driving prohibition by alcohol, eight seatbelt charges, five no-charge drug seizures, four commercial motor vehicle charges, one driving while prohibited charge, two excessive speed with a seven-day vehicle impound charge, eight speeding charges, four no driver’s licence charges, and five no insurance charges.
Twelve other provincial charges were laid including open liquor in a motor vehicle, defective vehicle charges and charges against “new” drivers. Twenty-four notices and orders were also written primarily for vehicle defects.
The Golden RCMP would like to remind all drivers the police will continue to be out on the roadways and stopping vehicles on a regular basis. If you are found to be impaired, the appropriate action will be taken and you could find yourself arrested and charged with a criminal offence.
The police encourage all drivers who choose to drink to find another way to get home safely. Please do not drink and drive. The police would also like to remind all persons in a vehicle to ensure their seatbelt is on and worn properly. The RCMP continue to strive to make B.C. roads the safest in Canada. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and drive safely.