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No impaired drivers found by officers

No impaired drivers were caught in a four-hour RCMP campaign in Vernon Saturday.

Officers from the North Okanagan Traffic Services were conducting vehicle checks in keeping with a one-day national impaired driving initiative.

“There were two 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs) given, and one 12-hour driving suspension was given to a novice driver for having alcohol in their system which is against the conditions of being a novice driver,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk Monday.

There was also one no-case drug seizure (cannabis) reported.

In the four-hour initiative, officers conducted 15 roadside tests and checked 246 vehicles.

Over the past week, local officers issued one 24-hour suspension, zero three-day IRPs, eight 90-day IRPs and there was one impaired driver.

Eleven vehicles were also impounded.

 

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