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Two drivers now have suspended licenses after caught at Counterattack checkstop

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
December 13th, 2012

Be warned — people who drink and drive will get caught.

Two drivers learned the lesson the hard way after being caught drinking and driving during the first checkstop of the Christmas season Thursday (December 6).

The Nelson Police Department in conjunction with the Integrated Road Safety Unit staged several roadblocks at targeted during the first night of Christmas Counterattack.

More than 320 vehicles were checked with two drivers now dealing with suspended licenses for drinking and driving.

Police also made several others were arrested for criminal activities.

“In addition to being a danger on the road, drivers who choose to drink or use drugs and drive also face serious legal, financial, and social consequences,” said acting Sergeant Paul Bayes of the Nelson Police Department in a release.

Police advise the public to make the right choice for everyone and don’t drive if you have been drinking or using drugs.

Plan ahead for safe transportation — there are alternatives to impaired driving.

Anyone encountering a suspected impaired driver, record the vehicle license plate number and dial 911 anywhere in the province.

Nelson police want to warn the public officers will be out in full force this holiday season to make sure people are not getting behind the wheel after drinking.

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