White Rock RCMP launch CounterAttack

White Rock RCMP are keeping an even closer eye out this month for drivers who shouldn't be behind the wheel.

With Christmas festivities well underway, White Rock RCMP are keeping an even closer eye out for drivers who shouldn’t be behind the wheel.

Sgt. Joel Glen said this week that officers will be setting up CounterAttack roadblocks at various sites in the city in an effort to keep impaired drivers off the road.

While police have hotspots in mind – including Marine Drive – the roadblocks could be set up anytime, anywhere, “up to and including New Year,” Glen said Tuesday.

“You never know where they’re going to pop up,” he said.

Officers will be looking for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs and medications.

Penalties can include a fine, a driving ban and even a criminal record.

According to ICBC, deaths due to impaired driving represent more than a quarter of all car-crash fatalities in B.C. every year. On average, four people in B.C. are killed in impaired-related crashes every December.

The CounterAttack campaign launched provincewide Dec. 1.



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

South Surrey boy, 11, hopes to raise $3,000 for Sources – and be Prime Minister

White Rock Coldest Night of the Year event to take place Feb. 22

Recharged Sharks aim for playoffs after ‘well-earned’ break

Bayside rugby club mixes youth with returning veterans in quest for men’s Div. 1 title

Looking back at ‘17 heady days’ in 2010

Effects of Vancouver-Whistler Games still being felt across the Lower Mainland

Guilty plea for one of two youth charged in August attack on White Rock senior

Trial dates for co-accused to be set Feb. 19; trial for linked stabbing death to begin January 2021

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

B.C. man released from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Because Spencer Fehrenbacher has American citzensip, he was evacuated by the U.S.

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

#FoxForFiver: Support grows in B.C. to put Terry Fox on new $5 bill

Terry Fox’ Marathon of Hope raised money for cancer research

Registration opens soon for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

The Trudeau government has been criticized for not doing more to end the blockades

Most Read

l -->