RCMP stepping up search for impaired drivers

With the holiday season getting into full swing, Prince George RCMP will continue to step up its search for impaired drivers after snagging a few over the previous weekend.

Through a series of road blocks and mobile patrols, RCMP said they took four impaired drivers off the road, impounded six vehicles and issued 36 violation tickets.

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Additional officers will be out and about again this weekend, the detachment added.

"The Prince George RCMP wants to thank all of those who made the correct choice to get a safe ride home and to those who demonstrated patience during the road blocks," said Sgt. Matthew LaBelle.

Partiers are urged to plan ahead for a safe ride home, whether it be with a friend, calling a taxi, or programs such as Operation Red Nose, which sees volunteers provide safe rides home for the revelers and their vehicles.

ORN will be on the road this Friday and Saturday nights, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., and can be reached by calling 250-962-7433.

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