5 drunk drivers stopped on Canada Day in Lake Nation – Kelowna Information

Crackdown on drunk drivers

Rob Gibson | Story: 374128

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Police road checks in the Lake Country area on Canada Day removed five impaired drivers from the roadways in seven hours.

Lake Country RCMP conducted two CounterAttack road checks between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. on July 1. Five drivers were issued 90-day driving suspensions and had their vehicles impounded for 30 days because.

Mounties say this doesn’t include the UTV collision that left one dead and a 34-year-old man arrested for impaired operation causing death.

“Lake Country RCMP is reminding drivers there is no excuse for drinking and driving. Operating any motorized vehicle or vessel, while impaired by drugs or alcohol, is an offence under the Criminal Code and the Motor Vehicle Act. Whether driving a vehicle on a highway, operating a boat on a lake or driving an all-terrain vehicle on a trail, drivers should plan ahead before heading out to arrange a safe drive if their summer activities involve alcohol,” said Const. Owen Hazlewood.

“Being on highway and traffic patrol for as long as I have been, you go to too many fatalities and crashes that resulted from one decision, the decision to drink and drive, that could have easily been avoided”, added Hazlewood.

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