Drinking and Driving CounterAttack hits the road in B.C.

Province, ICBC and police launch province-wide campaign

VANCOUVER, June 25 /CNW/ - Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations, Naomi Yamamoto, along with ICBC and the police will launch the provincial summer Drinking and Driving CounterAttack campaign.

In April, the Province announced the toughest impaired driving laws in Canada, slated to take effect this fall in B.C. Alcohol remains in the top five contributing factors for fatal car crashes in B.C., and police will be out in full force looking for impaired drivers at road checks across the province throughout the summer.

    What:   Hear from government, ICBC, the police and emergency room
            physician Dr. Bruce Campana about the impaired driving issue.
            Police will demonstrate the new patrol car video cameras in use
            in B.C.

    Who:    Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations, Naomi Yamamoto
            Nicolas Jimenez, ICBC's road safety director
            Victoria Chief Constable Jamie Graham, Chair of B.C. Association
            of Chiefs of Police traffic safety committee
            Dr. Bruce Campana

    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 28, 2010
            10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


For further information: For further information: Media contact: Kate Pasieka, 604-240-7404

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