File # 2020-9463
2020-03-13 09:52 PDT

RCMP remind folks to be responsible by arranging an alternative mode of transportation when consuming any alcohol or drugs - do not get behind the wheel when impaired.

Around 7:30 p.m. on March 9, 2020 Chilliwack RCMP received reports of an impaired driver travelling near Cultus Lake. A patrolling frontline officer located the suspect vehicle stopped on Vedder View Road and formed the opinion that a 50-year-old man from Surrey allegedly in control of the automobile, had consumed alcohol.

RCMP will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation to the BC Prosecutors Service for their evaluation of charges for impaired driving.

There is no reason to operate a motor vehicle when impaired, says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. Our officers remain committed to removing impaired drivers from the roadways of our community.

If your activities involve alcohol be responsible:

  •  Never get behind the wheel impaired.
  •  If you plan to consume alcohol or marihuana, leave your car at home.
  •  Plan ahead for a safe ride.
  •  Call a taxi or take public transit.

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
 

Released by

Cpl. Mike Rail

Media Relations Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
46326 Airport Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1A5
Office: 604-702-4017
Fax: 604-702-4045

Email: UFVRD_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


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