Three pot-impaired drivers caught in weekend roadblock

No drunk drivers in opening of CounterAttack blitz in Abbotsford

All of the drivers who were given roadside suspensions during a roadblock in Abbotsford over the weekend were impaired by marijuana

All of the drivers who received roadside suspensions during the Abbotsford Police Department’s opening of its CounterAttack program on Saturday night were impaired by marijuana.

Const. Ian MacDonald said 300 people went through the roadblock set up on the Highway 11 bypass, and three received 24-hour driving suspensions, all for drug impairment.

A fourth driver was also issued a 24-hour ban that night for marijuana impairment after running a red light on Clearbrook Road.

MacDonald said this is the first time in APD history that, of the suspensions issued during a roadblock, none were to drunk drivers.

He said he was surprised to see those results.

“I think it’s a sign of the times and that law enforcement needs to deal with impaired drivers in a whole bunch of different categories,” he said.

The CounterAttack roadblocks will continue to be set up at random locations throughout Abbotsford into the new year.

 

 

 

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