Traffic crackdown nets impaired, distracted drivers

Nov. 17-19 enforcement action targeted aggressive, distracted and impaired drivers

An RCMP crackdown on unsafe driving last week landed dozens of charges, including eight immediate roadside prohibitions. 

Between Nov. 17-19, Prince George officers with the Integrated Road Safety Unit joined Dawson Creek and Fort St. John RCMP on a  traffic enforcement ramp-up. 

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The officers teamed up with Alexa’s bus, a mobile road safety unit founded in memory of Alexa Middelaer, a four-year-old girl killed by a drunk driver in 2008. 

According to a release, the crackdown targeted impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers in the Peace Region. 

Police issued:  eight 90-Day immediate roadside prohibitions, seven three-day immediate roadside prohibitions, two 24-hour prohibitions, one criminal code-prohibited drivers, 23 speeding violations, four distracted driving charges, eight seatbelt violations, four Liquor Act violations, and 39 notices and orders to repair motor vehicle defects.

Officers also removed 18 vehicles from the road until the owners fix identified issues. 

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