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Just one driving suspension issued New Year’s Eve in Quesnel

Members of the Regional Traffic Services division set up road blocks throughout the night

Members of the Prince George Regional Traffic Services in Quesnel issued just one 12-hour suspension for impaired driving on New Year’s Eve.

Constable Rob Marshall said the unit had numerous road blocks set up throughout the city on the night, with three Prince George Regional Traffic Services members trained in detecting alcohol and drug impairment out from 5 p.m. Dec. 31 until 3 a.m. Jan. 1.

“We had … only one 12-hour suspension – I wouldn’t even call it an impaired. So that’s a good sign,” said Cst. Marshall, who explained the person was a new driver in possession of a Class 7 licence, which stipulates the holder is not allowed to have any alcohol in their body whatsoever.

“This person did, so they were issued a 12-hour suspension.”

Cst. Marshall said there were a number of vehicles on the road that evening, with one member of the Traffic Services division documenting he’d checked around 50 vehicles within an hour at one road block.

Cst. Marshall said he worked much of December during the unit’s impaired driving counter attack campaign.

“There weren’t many impaireds, and we did a ton of road blocks,” he said.

READ MORE: Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada

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