VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – More than 200 drivers were hauled off the road in BC Saturday night as part of a counter attack blitz by police.
Mounties admit that’s just a small fraction of the 32,000 who were checked. Still, Corporal Robert MacDonald says that’s too many.
“The disappointing result is we ended up with 109 impaired drivers — five criminal charges and 104 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions,” he tells us.
In addition to those 109, 100 drivers were handed warnings that led to suspensions of a few days and 17 were caught behind the wheel on drugs.
“We’re happy with the fact that less and less people are dying on our highways as a result of alcohol. But… there’s work still to be done. We’ll be out there throughout the season, looking for impaired drivers.”
Overall, MacDonald says the number of liquor-related deaths on the road is decreasing.