December 4, 2006

Police launch CounterAttack road checks in B.C.’s Lower Mainland

Vancouver, British Columbia – Police across British Columbia’s Lower Mainland have launched their CounterAttack road check blitz, the first of a month-long provincial campaign to get impaired drivers off the province’s roads and highways.

On the weekend, police from the RCMP and municipal forces set up road checks along the Highway 1 corridor from West Vancouver to Chilliwack, and at other high-traffic locations. More than 60 officers were involved in the blitz, along with AirOne, B.C.’s first dedicated, fully-equipped traffic safety helicopter.

ICBC and community volunteers were also on site to raise awareness of Operation Red Nose, a free driving service provided by volunteers who take cars home for drivers who have had too much to drink.

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