Media Advisory - Drinking and Driving CounterAttack roadchecks on now



    Province, ICBC and police launch province-wide campaign

    VANCOUVER, June 26 /CNW/ - Solicitor General Kash Heed, along with ICBC
and the police will launch the provincial, summer Drinking and Driving
CounterAttack campaign.
    Since alcohol remains in the top five contributing factors for fatal car
crashes, police will be out in full force looking for impaired drivers at
roadchecks across the province.

    
    What:   Hear from government, ICBC and the police about the impaired
            driving issue and from RoadSense speaker Kevin Brooks, who drove
            drunk and crashed nine years ago, leaving him paralyzed at age
            21. There will also be a demonstration of the effects of alcohol
            impairment.

    Who:    Solicitor General Kash Heed
            Nicolas Jimenez, ICBC's road safety director
            Superintendent Norm Gaumont, RCMP "E" division traffic services
            Kevin Brooks, ICBC RoadSense speaker

    Where:  Waterfront Park (along the seawall, west of the gazebo),
            200 Block West Esplanade, North Vancouver, B.C. For parking: take
            a left on Forbes Ave. (pass the railroad tracks) and park along
            the south side of the access road.

    When:   Monday, June 29, 2009
            10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    




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For further information: Media contact: Kim Thé, (604) 842-5023

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