Police less busy at weekend road block

The CounterAttack campaign in the North Okanagan hasn
The CounterAttack campaign in the North Okanagan hasn't gotten off to a very good start.
— image credit: Black Press file photo

Perhaps the message is being heard after all.

On the second weekend of the annual RCMP CounterAttack Christmas roadcheck program, Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers issued just one 24-hour prohibition for alcohol and three, three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs), all for alcohol.

There were no seven- or 90-day IRPs issued and nobody was ticketed for impaired driving.

The opening weekend of the campaign saw 14 drivers given 90-day IRPs.

“There was only one small road check this weekend, but maybe people are finally getting the message and not driving while impaired or planning ahead,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

One vehicle was impounded this weekend during the road block.

Molendyk said the campaign continues through the holiday season.

“You can expect to see us out in bigger numbers from now through Christmas,” he said.


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