Kimberley RCMP say they’re conducting more road checks this year to combat impaired driving.
Sgt. Chris Newel says they had one set up on Friday which took a pair of impaired drivers off the road.
“We continually are on the lookout for impaired drivers,” says Newel. “We actually conducted three road checks over the weekend. One road check apprehended two drivers. Interestingly enough on one of our other road checks [we] apprehended a person without a drivers license.”
Both drivers were handed 90-day driving prohibitions and will have their vehicles impounded for 30 days.
In 2017, Kimberley RCMP ran 57 road checks, averaging at least one a week.
So far this year, the local detachment has ran around 80 roadside checks in the Bavarian City.
Newel says its an effective tool for police.
“It’s part of our strategic objective, to sort of increase visibility, one of the ways we do that is road checks.”
Police also came across an impaired driver Saturday after an officer noticed a vehicle driving in an erratic manner on Wallinger Avenue.
The driver was handed a three-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.
– Sgt. Chris Newell – Kimberley RCMP