July 2, 2019
Impaired drivers stopped throughout Delta on long weekend
While no impaired drivers went through the Delta Police Counterattack roadblock on Saturday night, officers working throughout Delta dealt with 9 impaired drivers over the long weekend.
“The science – and unfortunately decades of terrible experiences – are clear. Drivers who’ve had too much to drink are a leading cause of crashes, injuries and deaths on BC roads,” says Acting Sergeant Derek Gallamore, head of DPD Traffic Services.
Five drivers registered fail when blowing in the approved screening device, including:
- A driver in Tsawwassen on 53A, making a sloppy turn onto 12th Ave, jumping the curb, spotted by a patrolling officer
- Two drivers stopped on 120th in North Delta
- A driver on the Ladner Trunk road going below the speed limit, and striking the curb
- A driver who Emergency Health Services called to report passed out in their vehicle in Ladner, on a rural road
Although there is an administrative penalty available to police (where drivers are prohibited from driving for 90 days and their vehicles are impounded) police are considering recommending criminal impaired driving charges regarding four of the drivers they dealt with on the long weekend.