Contributed to Peachland News
March 7, 2011
Members of the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) and the Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) were busy this weekend taking drinking drivers off the streets of Kelowna over the weekend.
Between Friday, March 4 and Sunday March 6, a total of 19 motorists had their vehicles impounded for 90 days and are prohibited from driving for the same length of time as a result of failing Approved Roadside Alcohol Screening Device tests.
Five more drivers registered warns and received three-day driving prohibitions. Two motorists received 24-hour driving prohibitions for driving while impaired by a drug, while two others were charged for Driving while Prohibited.
The RCMP’s COTS and IRSU Units will continue to step up enforcement initiatives in an effort to deal with those who insist on engaging in the dangerous practice of Driving while Impaired. It is the goal of the COTS and IRSU units to ensure the safety of the Okanagan’s roadways.