By: Lorne Eckersley
Original Source: bclocalnews.com
Creston RCMP Staff Sgt. Gord Stewart said the province’s crackdown on drunk drivers is having a positive effect.
“Fatalities have dropped by 40 per cent in the province since last September, when the new law was implemented,” he said on Tuesday. “That’s a very encouraging statistic.”
In September, the province introduced a law that allowed for immediate driving prohibitions and vehicle impoundments for drivers who fail roadside screening tests. Drivers who are in accidents or who have previous convictions are still prosecuted under the Criminal Code, but the majority of drivers who have failed the screening tests in the Creston area since September have received suspensions and impoundments under the provincial statute.
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