Fredericton Police considering random stops as part of safety campaign

Fredericton Police Force

The Daily Gleaner is reporting Fredericton Police are considering conducting random stops next month as part of a safety campaign in July.

According to the paper, police are mulling over stopping every vehicle on designated stretches of road and giving every driver a breathalyzer test.

The paper says Fredericton Police Force Inspector Kim Quartermain told Fredericton's public safety and environment committee Tuesday, "There's some thought ... that we'll start holding roadblocks at different times of the day, and everyone that comes through will be asked to provide a sample of their breath."

Quartermain added police can ask anyone for a breath sample at anytime, and that the action would be part of the force's impaired-driving educational awareness month.

(With files from The Daily Gleaner)