Don’t end up on the naughty list…plan a safe ride home!
2017-11-27 19:28 PST
The holiday season is fast approaching and the White Rock RCMP want to remind all citizens to drink responsibly. Along with the increase of seasonal events, is an increase in Police Counterattack Road Checks where the White Rock RCMP will be proactively looking for impaired drivers.
The time to plan on how to get home safely is before you begin drinking. There are plenty of options available; consider the use of public transportation, call a taxi, take turns being the designated driver etcetera.
We are hoping for a safe holiday season says Constable Sears,
We are increasing the number of police officers working counterattack and we will be extremely visible in White Rock. We want everyone to arrive at their destination safely.
B.C. has the toughest impaired driving laws in Canada. If you’re caught driving impaired, (by alcohol and/or drugs) you could face these penalties:
- Driving suspensions from 24 hours to 90 days
- Vehicle impoundment
- Fines, from $600 and up to $4,060
- Jail time
- Mandatory rehabilitation
- Installation of ignition interlock in your vehicle
For more information: www.icbc.com/brochures/Pages/impaired-driving-bc.aspx
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