RCMP Step Up Patrols for Holiday Weekend
Terrace RCMP are stepping up their patrols as we head into the Victoria Day long weekend -- hoping to cut down on the number of incidents involving alcohol.
Police say combining alcohol, motor vehicles and underage drinking is a quick and sure way to ruin a good time.
Throughout the long weekend, the RCMP are teaming up with Conservation Officers, the Provincial Park Rangers, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the West Pacific Traffic Services to conduct extra enforcement in town, on the roadways, in rec sites, and on the waterways.
Staff Sergeant Mike Robinson says in past years, there have been problems caused by underage drinking, adults supplying minors with liquor, and drinking and driving.
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May long weekend to bring police enforcement, check stops
2019-05-15 08:41 PDT
As families prepare to load their ATVs, boats, and motorbikes for a May long weekend of camping and fun, the Terrace RCMP want to remind people that alcohol, motor vehicles, and underage drinking are a quick and sure way to ruin a good time.
To help keep people safe, RCMP and its partners will be teaming up to present additional enforcement throughout the long weekend.
From Thursday May 16 to Victoria Day, May 20, Terrace RCMP will be working together with Conservation Officers, the Provincial Park Rangers, Department of Oceans and Fisheries, and the West Pacific Traffic Services to conduct extra enforcement in town, on the roadways, in rec sites, and on the waterways.
In past years we have issues with underage drinking, adults supplying minors with liquor, and drinking and driving, said Staff Sergeant Michael Robinson.
Don’t be silly. Drink responsibly, follow the rules of the road, and keep an eye on your kids, particularly your young adults. By doing those few things, you can better protect yourselves from the consequences of poor decision making, which includes police enforcement and tickets.
Those who are not obeying the rules, particularly surrounding liquor offences, will be asked to leave or evicted from rec sites. Guardians of minors will be contacted to remove their children from the park should they be found committing a criminal or provincial offence.
If you have information about crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.