Surrey dump-truck driver found to be impaired in Cloverdale: RCMP

Police say driver pulled over for sobriety check

Surrey RCMP say a dump-truck driver in Cloverdale has been given a three-day immediate roadside prohibition following a sobriety check.

On March 13, in the 5900-block of 176A Street, Surrey RCMP’s traffic unit pulled over a dump truck for a sobriety check after “observing some concerning driver behaviour,” according to a release Friday (March 20).

Police say the driver, a 60-year-old Surrey man, was found to be impaired and he was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition. The truck was impounded for three days, Surrey RCMP added.

This comes roughly two weeks after a semi-truck driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition in Fleetwood.

READ ALSO: Surrey RCMP say they find impaired driver after stopping semi with no headlights, March 5, 2020

Police added that three weeks ago there was a commercial vehicle enforcement “blitz” where “numerous vehicles deficiencies were identified.”

“Our officers regularly inspect commercial vehicles to ensure that they are road-worthy and that the drivers are complying with the Motor Vehicle Act,” said Sergeant David Chu.

“Impaired drivers are a threat to the safety of every road user and our officers will continue to remove those who choose to put the public at risk on our roads.”



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