Chilliwack RCMP officers took six impaired drivers off the road during a CounterAttack campaign on Dec. 7, 2019. (File)

Six impaired drivers nabbed in Chilliwack RCMP CounterAttack campaign

Officers were set up on Yale Road overpass on Dec. 7

Six impaired Chilliwack drivers were taken off the road during the RCMP’s first CounterAttack campaign of the Christmas Season.

The “enhanced impaired driving intervention action” was conducted on Yale Road near the Highway 1 overpass in the evening on Dec. 7 by Chilliwack RCMP Traffic Service and frontline officers.

Mounties issued four immediate roadside prohibitions, which may carry a driving prohibition ranging from three to 90 days, and two 24-hour driving prohibitions.

“We urge anyone indulging in the consumption of alcohol or cannabis to be responsible and do not drive,” said Cpl. Mike Pfeifer of the Chilliwack RCMP in a press release. “Plan a safe means of getting home.”

Available Fridays and Saturdays over the holiday season Operation Red Nose offers another alternative for merrymakers to travel. Download the Operation Red Nose mobile app or, call 604-393-3000 to have their team of volunteers ensure a safe journey home.

• RELATED: Impaired driving laws creates different classes of offenders, says Lower Mainland lawyer

• RELATED: Operation Red Nose kicks off holiday season in Chilliwack – 2018


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