Victoria Police were busy over the long weekend, netting a total of 24 impaired drivers over a two-day period.
Police say that on the evenings of Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, VicPD Traffic officers ran two separate roadblocks at different locations in Victoria and Esquimalt.
Over a seven-hour period of the roadblocks being run on Friday, officers say they took nine impaired drivers off the road. In addition to the impaired drivers, police say 19 other violation tickets for various offences under the Motor Vehicle Act were issued.
On Saturday, roadblocks were established for approximately six hours and officers took 15 impaired drivers off the road. Also on Saturday, 23 violation tickets for a variety of Motor Vehicle Act offences were issued as well.
According to a police report, officers closed the roadblock an hour early on Saturday due to the amount of administrative work required to document that amount of impaired drivers and additional tow trucks became unavailable due to the high number of towed vehicles.
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The police stats outline that each year, 67 people die in a crash involving impaired driving in British Columbia and almost half of those deaths happen during the summer months.
Victoria Police is emphasizing an ongoing commitment to target impaired drivers throughout the remaining months of summer in an attempt to keep the streets as safe as possible.