New Westminster – Planning on beating the heat with friends this summer? The NWPD strongly suggests planning a safe ride home if you’re going to be cooling off with drinks, or using drugs of any kind. If spending the night or driving home sober are not an option, you can arrange for a designated driver ahead of time or call an Uber or taxi to take you home safe.
“With the lifting of COVID restrictions, we are seeing a lot more people starting to reconnect and participate in backyard celebrations,” says Chief Dave Jensen. “So if you’re planning on enjoying a party, make sure that getting home safe is a part of the plan.”
Throughout the month of July and beyond, you can expect an increased number of police officers on patrol for impaired drivers, and while we hope you get to indulge in the joys of summer this year, your safety is our primary concern.
If you think you see an impaired driver, please call 9-1-1.