CounterAttack checks nab few drivers

It was a quiet weekend for Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers during their CounterAttack road checks.

With road blocks set up throughout the area Friday and Saturday night, police arrested one driver for driving while impaired by drugs.

Two motorists were given 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs) for failing the roadside test.

One person was given a three-day IRP after blowing into the “warn” region of the machine.

One driver was given a 24-hour suspension for being impaired by drug and there was one minor drug seizure.

Police wrote tickets for 16 other violations, five for intersection violations and six drivers were ticketed for speeding.

Three drivers face fines for not wearing seatbelts and police arrested one person for violating their bail conditions.

Over the past week, there were four 24-hour prohibitions (three for drugs); one three-day IRP, three 90-day IRPs and the one impaired driver arrested at the roadcheck.

Six vehicles were impounded by police for various infractions.


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