Four allegedly impaired drivers were taken off the road in six hours by Abbotsford Police on Friday night (Nov. 5).
The holiday season has not even started yet, but police are already sending out warnings to not drink and drive.
“With the holiday season approaching, we are reminding the public to drive responsibly and to plan a safe ride home,” said Const. Paul Walker.
The first driver was reported to police by another citizen at 6:30 p.m. Officers located the vehicle and driver and issued an immediate 90-day roadside prohibition for refusing to provide a breath sample, Walker said.
The second and third drivers were caught in routine traffic stops at 10:30 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. after officers conducted a sobriety test, Walker said. He said they were both issued immediate 90-day roadside prohibitions after failing the tests twice.
The fourth was located after police attended a crash scene at Whatcom Road and Highway 1 at 11:56 p.m., according to Walker. He said the driver was not injured but showed signs of being impaired, and then failed two roadside tests and was issued a 90-day roadside prohibition.
“In two of these incidents, the public was instrumental in calling police and reporting these drivers as possibly being impaired,” Walker said.
“This allowed police to be dispatched and remove these drivers from our roadways, with the goal of keeping our community safe.”