N.B. RCMP stop 37 suspected impaired drivers during national enforcement day

Mounties in New Brunswick say they stopped more than three dozen suspected impaired drivers during National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day last month.

Police say more than 8,000 vehicles were checked at more than 100 checkstops throughout the province on May 20.

Sgt. Chantal Farrah says 14 drivers are facing impaired driving charges, while 23 others were given roadside suspensions.

Farrah says impaired driving remains the number one criminal cause of death in Canada, yet some drivers are still not getting the message about not driving while impaired.

Nearly 900 people were charged with impaired driving in New Brunswick RCMP jurisdiction in all of 2016.

Anyone who spots a suspected impaired driver is asked to call 911 and provide, if possible, a description of the vehicle and driver, a licence plate number and direction of travel.