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Roadblocks help Campbell River RCMP catch nine impaired drivers

The Campbell River RCMP is cracking down on impaired drivers.

Cst. Maury Tyre says over the past week, roadblocks around town have helped to take nine drivers off the road for “various levels and types of impairment.”

“It may seem odd to have to remind people in this day and age that impaired driving is just not an acceptable action,” Tyre says. “However, based on results from recent roadblocks, it would seem the warning needs to be said again.”

If you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Tyre is reminding you to put your keys down and call a cab or friend for a ride.

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This comes as Tyre says a 28-year-old Campbell River man is “lucky to be alive” after he drove his car off Quinsam Road into a small ravine early Monday morning.

The driver was issued several tickets and traffic infractions, and Tyre says alcohol and drugs are believed to be a factor.

Meanwhile, the Campbell River RCMP has responded to 9,067 calls for service so far this year.

Over the past week, police responded to 417 calls, an increase of 70 calls when compared to the same period last year.

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