June 30, 2015 - 2:33 PM
KAMLOOPS - As you plan to enjoy your Canada Day celebrations, remember to decide how to get home safe ahead of time; RCMP is on the watch for impaired drivers among other criminal violations.
Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for the Kamloops RCMP, says a full complement of officers will be at Riverside Park tomorrow, July 1, to watch for open alcohol and criminal activity.
“Act responsibly and remember that this is a family event,” Bush says.
Included in their shift, the detachment will have a booth next to the Heritage House at the park to deal with missing children. Parents are encouraged to tell their children that if they lose sight of them to go to the RCMP-managed booth to make sure they’re reunited safely.
Bush also reminds the public to not set off fireworks unless they have a permit in place.
Extra shifts to check for impaired drivers will continue throughout the summer as part of the RCMP’s partnership with ICBC.
"At any given day or time (people) can expect to see road checks within the Kamloops area,” she says.
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