This past weekend, Vancouver Police took 27 impaired drivers off the road at CounterAttack road-checks. Another five were stopped for impaired investigations in various locations around the city by patrol officers who observed erratic driving behaviour.
The VPD is out in full force this summer looking for drivers impaired or affected by alcohol and drugs with the goal of improving road safety.
Last Thursday marked the launch of the summer CounterAttack campaign, and police across B.C. are encouraging drivers to be responsible. Crashes involving alcohol or drugs are entirely preventable and have serious consequences that could last a lifetime.
On average, 66 people die every year in B.C. in crashes involving impaired driving. Just over 40 per cent of those deaths occur between June and September.
If your summer activities involve alcohol, plan ahead for a safe ride home: arrange a designated driver, call a taxi, or take transit. Anyone who sees a suspected impaired driver is encouraged to safely call 9-1-1.