The Nelson City Police is starting its annual summer counter attack program.
In a press release the NCP said there will be road blocks throughout the summer at various locations in order to take impaired drivers off the road.
In B.C. an average of 44 people are killed in impaired-related crashes during the summer months every year. On Canada Day alone an average of two people are killed in impaired related crashes in B.C.
Police want to remind people to always have a designated driver whenever alcohol will be a part of summer gatherings. Also, if someone on the roads is exhibiting erratic driving behavior – e.g. veering over the center line, or stopping for no apparent reason – call 911 immediately.