New Westminster – There’s nothing quite like a cold beer on a hot day, but getting in your car and driving afterwards is always a bad decision.
The New Westminster Police Department is setting up road checks as part of a month-long CounterAttack campaign, targeting impaired drivers and getting them off the road. The NWPD joins police departments across the province that are stepping up impaired driving enforcements amid easing COVID restrictions throughout the month of July.
“Everyone can expect to see our officers conducting patrols and check stops,” Stated Traffic Unit Sergeant Greg Smith. “Whether you’re having alcohol or cannabis at home or out with friends, please be responsible and don’t drive.”
The New Westminster Police Department asks residents to help and report possible impaired drivers to 9-1-1.
Being caught while driving impaired can result in a driving suspension from 24 hours to 90 days, vehicle impoundment, fines from $600 to $4,060, jail time, mandatory rehabilitation or installation of an ignition interlock device.
Contact person: Sergeant Jeff Scott