On Dec. 7, 2013, the RCMP in New Brunswick charged 22 people with impaired driving during a nationwide enforcement initiative in an effort to reduce and prevent the tremendous harm drinking and driving causes to our communities.
Police conducted 95 checkstops across the province, and more than 5,600 vehicles were checked. In addition to the impaired driving charges, police issued 17 roadside suspensions for having blood alcohol levels over 0.05, but under 0.08. Nearly 70 tickets for speeding or aggressive driving were also issued, along with over 80 citations for other traffic infractions.
"As the holiday season approaches, the RCMP will continue to conduct checkstops and enforcement initiatives throughout the province," says S/Sgt. James Bates, the RCMP in New Brunswick's traffic services coordinator. "Drinking and driving is a crime with potentially fatal consequences. We're asking all New Brunswickers to help us make our roads safer. If you're going to drink, don't drive, and please call 911 if you suspect you've seen an impaired driver."
For more information, check out Five things you should know about impaired driving on the RCMP website.