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Police in North Van put the brakes on eight drunk drivers in one night

CounterAttack roadblocks will run through December
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North Vancouver RCMP’s officer in charge, Supt. Will Yee, takes part in a road check for impaired drivers in North Vancouver Dec. 4.

North Vancouver RCMP say the number of drivers they pulled off the road during National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day this weekend is a sobering reminder not to drink and drive.

Officers in North Vancouver handed driving prohibitions to eight drivers who failed roadside screen tests at road blocks on Saturday night (Dec. 4).

North Vancouver RCMP’s officer in charge, Supt. Will Yee, and operations officer, Insp. Vaz Kassam, turned out on Saturday to work the road blocks alongside frontline officers, kicking off participation in B.C.'s CounterAttack Impaired Driving Month which runs through December.

"We have extra officers out running road blocks all month,” said Sgt. Peter DeVries, spokesman for the detachment.

During Saturday evening’s impaired driving enforcement in North Vancouver, officers handed out roadside suspensions of either three, seven or 30 days to five drivers. Three more drivers were handed 90-day suspensions.

Drivers subject to enforcement also face the costs of vehicle impoundment, fines ranging from $600 to $4,060, and the potential for required installation of ignition interlock in their vehicle.