RCMP impound a dozen vehicles over the weekend

Prince George RCMP took a dozen drivers off the road while patrolling the vicinity of two gatherings over the weekend.

The count included five 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions with 30-day vehicle impounds,issued for allegedly driving with a blood-alcohol level over 0.08, and three three-day impoundment for a first offence of driving with a blood-alcohol level between 0.05 and .08.

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Two 24-hour driving prohibitions, with impounds for that period, were issued for "reasonable and probable grounds" of driving while impaired and one driver was issued a seven-day impoundment for excessive speeding.

RCMP were keeping an eye on 15th Avenue and Ospika near the Cariboo Rocks the North classic rock festival and Chief Lake Road near the Nitro Motor Sports Park where a drag racing event was being held.

"Impaired driving remains one of the leading causes of serious and fatal motor vehicle collisions on our roads," RCMP said.

"If you witness an impaired person get behind the wheel of a vehicle or witness a possibly impaired driver on our roads, please immediately call 9-1-1. Your efforts to contact police may save a life."

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