Chilliwack:  CounterAttack enhanced impaired driving enforcement by the RCMP during the month of December saw police take 45 impaired drivers off the road.


Officers issued thirty-eight Immediate Roadside Prohibitions – ranging from 3 to 90 day driving prohibitions – and seven 24 hour driving prohibitions to impaired drivers over the holiday season.


“Although the New Year concludes the CounterAttack campaign police remain pro-active in our enforcement and the removal of impaired drivers from our roadways,” says Corporal Mike Pfeifer of the Chilliwack RCMP.  “We encourage everyone partaking in the consumption of alcohol or cannabis to always plan a safe means of getting home.”


RCMP recognize the mainstream of responsible motorists who planned ahead for a safe journey home rather than drive while impaired over the festive time of year.


The RCMP also acknowledges the efforts of Operation Red Nose volunteers who provided 532 safe trips home to revellers throughout the month of December.


“Responsible drivers and dedicated volunteers remain crucial keys to the safety of motoring public on the roadways of our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.


RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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