Nelson RCMP say they were impressed with the number of people who chose the responsible way to party on Sunday up at Whitewater Ski Resport.

Nelson RCMP say they were impressed with the number of people who chose the responsible way to party on Sunday up at Whitewater Ski Resport.

Safety check on Whitewater road garners mixed results

On Sunday afternoon members of the West Kootenay Road Safety Unit and Nelson RCMP conducted a road safety check on Highway 6

On Sunday afternoon members of the West Kootenay Road Safety Unit and Nelson RCMP conducted a road safety check on Highway 6 at Whitewater Ski Hill Road due to the high numbers of people attending the hill for their year-end celebrations.

During that time, police issued 19 tickets involving driver’s license and vehicle insurance violations, seven orders issued for vehicle defects, one driver received a 24 hour driving prohibition for operating a vehicle with impairing drugs in his body, one person was charged for being in possession of drugs, and a small amount of drugs were seized from another individual without charge.

Police say that overall they were very impressed to see a large number of designated drivers and would like to commend the positive feedback from the motoring public received during their road safety check.