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You'd better not drink, you'd better not drive

The Comox Valley RCMP stopped over 1,300 vehicles this past weekend in an effort to keep the roads free of impaired drivers and safe for all to enjoy.

During the road checks, only two drivers were asked to provide breath samples at the roadside and they passed without concern. Many people were doing their part to keep the Comox Valley safe

by not drinking, arranging designated drivers or taxis.

"While this was all very encouraging, we unfortunately know there are still those who choose to endanger the rest by drinking and driving. We will continue to do road checks and have a zero

tolerance for impaired driving," says Cpl. Brad Matchett of the Comox Valley RCMP.

Just last Wednesday, the Comox Valley RCMP were reminded of this ongoing danger. Around lunch time, an RCMP officer stopped a vehicle in the Comox area.

Thee male driver would later provide breath samples over two times the legal limit. He was held in custody overnight and brought before the courts the following day. He also had his vehicle impounded.

Please continue to safely enjoy the festivities of the holiday season and plan ahead if needed, added Const. Nicole Hall.

— Comox Valley RCMP

 

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