-Westshore RCMP (note: VicPD have issued a similar warning; don’t drink and drive tonight — or ever!)
If you are enjoying festivities on New Year’s Eve tonight please find a safe and sober ride home. The West Shore RCMP will be conducting check stops throughout the night.
“In the month of December 2019, we have conducted 28 investigations involving impaired driving,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar.
“These include complaints of possible impaired drivers reported by concerned citizens, or instances where officers noted concerning driving behaviour and pulled over the vehicle to check for driver sobriety. Of these 28 investigations, 12 resulted in the driver being charged for impaired driving.”
These statistics do not reflect the hundreds of drivers that went through West Shore RCMP check stops during the month of December. Help us keep our citizens safe by either being a sober driver or making arrangements for one. Stay safe and enjoy the last night of the year, Happy New Year everyone!
Cst. Nancy Saggar
Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
NOTE: In Sooke, the buses are running on the regular schedule and include late-night service. Visit them online here. You can also call WOW (Women on Wheels at 250-508-0008) and Orange (at 250-642-1222) Taxi Services.