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December CounterAttack Campaign Starts This Weekend

Burnaby RCMP want to remind you that driving impaired during this holiday season is definitely not a good idea. Starting Saturday December 1, Burnaby RCMP and partner police agencies will be stepping up CounterAttack enforcement during the month of December looking for drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Burnaby RCMP Traffic Services will be joined by other police agencies in an effort to target prime days and times when impaired drivers are more prevalent on the roads and when most impaired-related crashes occur. There will also be specially trained Drug Recognition Experts who can assess those drivers who may be impaired by the use of drugs, prescription or otherwise.

"In my previous work as a firefighter I've seen firsthand the devastation that impaired driving can cause," says Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley. "I join with our police officers in asking that if you are impaired ensure you organize a safe ride home."

Corporal Daniela Panesar added "With so many options available for transportation, there really is no excuse to drive impaired. Plan for a safe ride home by arranging a designated driver, call a taxi or take transit."

On average, 68 people die every year in crashes involving impaired drivers in B.C. More than half of impaired-related crashes occur on the weekend, between 9:00 PM. and 3:00 AM.

Released by
Cpl. Daniela Panesar
Media Relations Officer
Burnaby Detachment
burnaby.rcmp.ca

6355 Deer Lake Ave,
Burnaby, BC
Office: 604-646-9900
Fax: 604-646-9704
Email: BURNABY_RCMP_MEDIA

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