RCMP’s ‘Light Up the Province’ campaign stops dozens of Vancouver drivers

Hundreds of police officers took to the streets across the Lower Mainland Saturday night for their “Light Up the Province” event.

It was part of the B.C. RCMP’s Winter Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign, which aims to remove impaired drivers from the roads.

Nearly 250 police officers conducted 89 stops along Highway 1 from the Fraser Valley to the North Shore.

The stops began at 8 p.m. CityNews reached out to police for numbers on how many impaired drivers were stopped, but has not yet heard back.

Callers to CityNews say highway off-ramps were backed up Saturday night due to the checks.

Mounties note enhanced impaired driving enforcement will remain strong throughout December.

Chief Superintendent Holly Turton with the BC Highway Patrol says “impaired driving remains a leading cause of death” in B.C.

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