Over 1,000 vehicles checked during traffic enforcement operation in Cowichan Bay, B.C.

North Cowichan, Duncan, BC – North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP officers were kept busy last weekend during a traffic enforcement operation in Cowichan Bay.

On September 24, 2022 officers of the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment, along with officers of the British Columbia Highway Patrol (BCHP) Traffic Safety Unit Police Dog Service, conducted a traffic enforcement initiative in Cowichan Bay, within the City of Duncan, and on the Trans-Canada Highway, as part of their ongoing commitment to traffic safety.

Police checked over 1,000 vehicles and drivers for sobriety and MVA compliances. During this initiative, officers issued 30 written warnings, 28 violation tickets, 15 Notice and Orders, including an excessive speed and two impaired driving investigations.

Furthermore, officers caught three prohibited driver files and conducted two Cannabis Act investigations, including a seizure of over 480 grams of dried cannabis and 45 packages of edibles.

Seizure of over 480 grams of dried cannabis and 45 packages of edibles
Seizure of over 480 grams of dried cannabis and 45 packages of edibles

“Officers received positive feedback from the general public during this enforcement operation,” said Corporal Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the BC RCMP. “These traffic initiatives are routinely undertaken to ensure compliance with the Motor Vehicle Act and Road Safety for all motorists, as a part of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP’s commitment to public safety.”

The mandate of BC Highway Patrol on Vancouver Island is to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal collisions on the Island’s provincial highways. BC Highway Patrol has 9 units on Vancouver Island which includes 3 Highway Patrol units, 3 Integrated Road Safety Units (IRSU), Vancouver Island Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (VICARS), K-9 Traffic Safety Unit (drug detection dog) and the Integrated Impaired Driving Unit (IIDU).

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP

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