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Police targeting impaired motorists

Once again, Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers are giving the motoring public ample warning.

Saturday is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day across Canada, meaning RCMP officers will be patrolling the roadways searching for impaired drivers.

“We will be out all day and into the evening with a concentrated effort on targeting impaired drivers,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Police detachments across the country have been targeting impaired drivers throughout the year, not just at peak times such as Christmas or summer.

In the North Okanagan region over the past week, two drivers were issued 24-hour prohibitions (both alcohol-related); two were given three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs), one for alcohol, one for cannabis; seven drivers picked up 90-day IRPs. There was one person arrested for impaired driving, and nine motorists had their vehicles impounded.

 

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