Kamloops RCMP members on Alexa’s Team honoured

On May 10th, 2017 four Kamloops RCMP police officers and a Southeast District Traffic Services officer were named to the 2016 Alexa Team.

The recognized officers have all taken at least 12 impaired drivers off the road in the past year through a Criminal Code investigation, 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, Administrative Driving Prohibition and Drug Recognition Evaluations.  Collectively, Cst. Mathew James, Cst. Paul Koester, Cst. Guillaume Pelletier, Cst. Michael Scherpenisse and Cst. Kaid Shewchuk took 194 impaired drivers off the road in 2016. 

Alexa’s Team is named after four year old Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by a drunk driver in May 2008.  The driver, a 56 year old woman, was later convicted of drunk driving.  Since the program started, more than 79,000 impaired driving sanctions for alcohol and drug related driving offences have been processed.

“The officers who are on Alexa’s Team have really put their heart and soul into road safety for our community,” stated Cpl. Jodi Shelkie.  “Kamloops is safer, lives have been saved and families have their loved ones home with them because of the work they have done.”

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