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Decrease in impaired driving over New Years report Barriere RCMP

Barriere RCMP report there was a noted decrease in drinking and driving incidents during the recent holiday season.

“Barriere Detachment saw a decrease in impaired driving incidents this New Year, as compared to previous years,” reported Cpl. Rob Welsman last Sunday, “One 90 immediate road side prohibition was issued Jan 1, and the driver’s vehicle was impounded for 30 days as per the Motor Vehicle Act legislation.

“The detachment attended to other incidents over New Years, including incidents involving public intoxication and other disturbances, and one individual was held in custody overnight.”

He noted that poor weather the evening of Dec. 30, was a contributing factor in four traffic collisions that the Barriere detachment responded to. “Fortunately there were no serious injuries in any of these cases and there were no significant closures of the highway.”

“Christmas and Christmas Eve were also relatively quiet this year,” said Welsman, “It allowed us some time to deck out a cruiser on Christmas Eve with lights and decorations and we did a neighbourhood tour playing Christmas carols to try and spread some Christmas cheer in the community. We hope everyone had a safe and peaceful holiday this year.”

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