December mean more police road checks around the region


December marks the start of the provincial month long Counter Attack impaired driving campaign, which includes the National Impaired Driving Enforcement day tomorrow, a one day provincial blitz where motorist can expect to see a heightened police presence.

West Kootenay Traffic Services is no exception, and Sergeant Chad Badry says they will be out doing police road checks, along with local detachments, in numerous locations throughout the Kootenay Boundary.

According to provincial statistics, 65 people die each year on average in collisions where alcohol, drugs or medication is involved, making impaired driving fatalities one of the leading causes of death on our provincial roadways.

 Police will be using every resource at their disposal to get impaired drivers off the road including the use of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and specially trained Drug Recognition Experts.