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Checkstop nabs drivers impaired by drugs

Nelson City Police continue their seasonal campaign to keep impaired drivers off the road. - File photo
Nelson City Police continue their seasonal campaign to keep impaired drivers off the road.
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The Nelson Police Department and the Integrated Road Safety Unit conducted their third checkstop of the season in the Nelson area on Wednesday, Dec 19.

Over the course of five hours, 470 vehicles were checked at several locations in Nelson.

There were three impaired-by-drug charges laid. Three 24-Hour roadside suspensions were issued. One driver was arrested for possession of drugs. Three violation tickets issued and three warning tickets issued.

Nelson and area residents are reminded to celebrate safe and responsibly this holiday season.

In an interesting aside, the ten cities with the highest rates of impaired driving in Canada are: Grande Prairie (AB), Red Deer (AB), Medicine Hat (AB), Kelowna (BC), Prince George (BC), St.John's (Nfld), Nanaimo (BC), New Westminster (BC), St.Albert (AB) and the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo (AB).

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