BCHP’s “Light Up The Province campaign removed 222 impaired drivers from BC’s highways
B.C., BC Highway Patrol
2023-12-07 10:53 PST
File # BCHP’s “Light Up The Province campaign removed 222 impaired drivers from BC’s highways
On Saturday, December 2, 2023, all law enforcement agencies came together to
Light Up The Province with 228 check stops, screening more than 54,986 vehicles across the province, targeting impaired drivers as part of the provincial Winter Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign.
Working in tandem with other police agencies and partners, BC Highway Patrol’s Light Up The Province Campaign resulted in:
- 222 drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs
It was encouraging to see that the overall percentage of impaired drivers was low throughout the evening, says Chief Superintendent Holly Turton, Officer in Charge of BC Highway Patrol.
However, it is important to remember that just one person driving while impaired can result in devastating consequences for themselves and others. This is why BC Highway Patrol continues to prioritize impaired driving enforcement.
Penalties for impaired driving can range from a 24 hour to a 90-day immediate driving prohibition, vehicle impoundments, monetary penalties, as well as potential charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.
BC Highway Patrol would like to thank our law enforcement and partners for their dedication and support throughout this event, and as we move forward throughout our month-long Winter Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign. Working collaboratively helps to make our highways safer together.
BC RCMP Communications Services
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