Another weekend means more impaired drivers

Delta police were hoping this wouldn't become a thing, but it's a thing.

Monday's impaired drivers count for the weekend of Jan.10: Immediate Roadside Prohibition total: nine.

article continues below

“Yes, nine drivers who shouldn’t have been behind the wheel, added to a further six drivers taken off the road earlier in the past week,” said DPD on its Facebook page. “We have had a few followers comment that the people who choose to drink and drive don't follow us on social media. Perhaps you're right. So, let's try a different angle. As followers and members of this community, can we enlist your help to get the message out there?

“Talk about drinking and driving next time you're out with your friends, your a dinner party. Talk about the lives that could be lost when someone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after they've consumed alcohol or drugs. If you're with someone who has been consuming drugs or alcohol, ensure that they don't drive. Take their keys, and offer them a bed to sleep in or money for a taxi.

And thank you for caring, and for helping us spread the word!”

Read Related Topics

© Delta Optimist


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Delta Optimist welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

    Subscription Club: $5/month or $50/year - Receive monthly deals from local merchants.

Opinion POLL

What are you doing more of while stuck at home?

or  view results