VANCOUVER, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - Solicitor General Kash Heed, along with ICBC and the police will launch the annual holiday 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 the Solicitor General, ICBC and the police about the
impaired driving issue. Dr. Roy Purssell, an emergency physician
and BC Medical Association (BCMA) spokesperson, will also speak
about the tragedy caused by drinking and driving. Following
remarks, police will demonstrate how the Automated Licence Plate
Recognition technology and Alcohol Screening Devices are used to
catch and charge impaired drivers. Roadchecks will also be set up
on Sprott St. and Norland Ave. and Joe Sakic Way and Kensington
Who: Solicitor General Kash Heed
Nicolas Jimenez, ICBC's road safety director
Superintendent Norm Gaumont, RCMP "E" division traffic services
Dr. Roy Purssell, emergency physician and BCMA spokesperson
Where: Media event in the northeast parking lot of Canlan Ice Sports
6501 Sprott Street, Burnaby
Roadchecks along Sprott St. and Norland Ave. and Joe Sakic Way
and Kensington Ave.
When: Friday, December 4, 2009
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For further information: For further information: Media contact: Kim Thé, (604) 842-5023