Impaired drivers caught at Shawnigan Lake

Shawnigan Lake, Island District, BC Highway Patrol

2024-01-20 15:01 PST

On Friday, December 22, 2023, BC Highway Patrol - Chemainus conducted a variety of impaired driving enforcement initiatives in the Shawnigan Lake area, which included bar checks and roadblocks. Four impaired drivers were taken off of the road and received penalties ranging from three day to 90-day immediate driving prohibitions. Their vehicles were impounded for three to 30 days.

A tow truck has emergency lights flashing and is towing two grey vehicles

(A tow truck has emergency lights flashing and is towing two grey vehicles.)

Our officers prevented tragic impaired collisions from occurring and increased public safety by removing these impaired drivers from the road, says Staff Sergeant Adam Tallboy, Acting Officer in Charge of Vancouver Island Highway Patrol. The road block served as an important reminder to arrange a safe ride before an event. There are various options including taxis, transit, and carpooling with a designated driver.

In addition to detecting the impaired drivers, BC Highway Patrol officers served numerous Motor Vehicle Act violation tickets for a variety of infractions, and local residents personally thanked the officers for keeping their community safe.

BC Highway Patrol

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Cpl. Melissa Jongema

Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-5761


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