Surrey RCMP stop a commercial vehicle with an impaired driver


2020-03-20 08:12 PDT

File # 2020-39046

The driver of a dump truck has received a 3-day IRP as a result of a traffic stop in the Cloverdale area.

On March 13, 2020, at 8:30 pm, a Surrey RCMP Traffic Unit officer pulled over a dump truck in the 5900-block of 176A Street to conduct a sobriety check after observing some concerning driver behavior. The driver, a 60 year-old Surrey man, was found to be impaired, and was issued a 3-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition from driving. The truck was impounded for three days.

This incident comes two weeks after a semi-truck driver was found to be impaired, and only three weeks since a commercial vehicle enforcement blitz where numerous vehicle deficiencies were identified (see previous press release: March 5, 2020).

Our officers regularly inspect commercial vehicles to ensure that they are road-worthy and that the drivers are complying with the Motor Vehicle Act, says Sergeant David Chu, Surrey RCMP. Impaired drivers are a threat to the safety of every road user and our officers will continue to remove those who choose to put the public at risk on our roads.

Released by

Cst. Richard Wright

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776


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