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Roadblocks catch several impaired drivers last weekend in Kamloops

Cpl. Brian O'Callaghan speaks with the media about what the Mobile Road Safety Unit, or Alexa's Bus, can do to help get impaired drivers off the road, Thursday, April 2, 2015.
May 05, 2015 - 11:59 AM

KAMLOOPS - Alexa’s Bus was in Kamloops for a second round and this time roadblocks with the mobile safety unit yielded 13 arrests.

Police stationed the bus, named for Alexa Middlelaer, a four-year-old killed by a drunk driver, at various locations throughout the city this past weekend, May 1 to 2, to check for impaired drivers.

Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for Kamloops RCMP, says 10 drivers were handed immediate roadside prohibitions ranging from three days to 90 days for drinking and driving. Seven of the ten were given 90-day prohibitions. Three others were taken off the road for drug impairment.

Bush says others were ticketed for no insurance, no licenses, not wearing seatbelts, driving contrary to restrictions or being a prohibited driver.

The bus, which is a resource for police agencies across the province, will remain in Kamloops until next week. It will be on public display for Police Week Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sahali Mall.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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