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Impaired drivers taken off Kamloops streets

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April 18, 2016 - 12:52 PM

KAMLOOPS - Five drivers were issued 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions and another four given a 24-hour driving suspension following a weekend of roadblocks in Kamloops.

Roughly 2,000 vehicles were checked Friday and Saturday nights as part of the Alexa’s Bus Counter Attacks program.

In total 16 roadside breath tests were issued and five drivers issued 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions while another four drivers were issued driving suspensions due to drugs. Violation tickets were also issued to 24 people and notice and/or orders were issued to another three people.

The bus will return to Kamloops again in May with roadblocks and impaired driving awareness programs. The bus was in Kamloops last spring as well and resulted in 11 impaired drivers taken off the streets over the Easter weekend that year and 13 arrests during the first weekend of May 2015.

The re-designed motorhome is named after four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, a Ladner, B.C. girl who was killed by a drunk driver. The vehicle is equipped with two breathalyzer stations to process suspected drunk drivers at the roadside. The unit includes two holding cells.

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