File #2020-01-20

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Crime Stoppers needs your help:

In the interest of the safety of everyone using the highways and roadways, Crime Stoppers wants to bring attention to the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Impaired driving remains one of the top causes of criminal death in British Columbia. Each year approximately 68 people are killed as a result of impaired driving, and hundreds more suffer serious injuries.

While most people understand that drinking alcohol and driving is dangerous, people need to understand that using drugs, illegal and prescription, and driving is just as dangerous. If you know that you will be consuming an intoxicating substance, plan ahead for a safe ride. Whether it’s public transit, a taxi or having a sober friend or family member drive you, make sure you and others are safe.

If you know someone who is driving while impaired or observe a vehicle operating on our roads and you suspect that the driver is impaired, be a life safer and call the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or dial 9-1-1. You may just safe a life, possibly your own, a family member’s or a friend’s.

Anyone with information on this, or any other crime, is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at
250-723-2424 or Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at:
• by phone: 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)
• online: www.solvecrime.ca
• by SMS: Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637)