Western Valley Region RCMP enforce traffic laws over the Labour Day weekend

by | Sep 11, 2023

Police issue 112 tickets, tow a half dozen vehicles, and charge impaired driver

The Western Valley Region RCMP reported a highway enforcement operation over the Labour Day long weekend resulted in officers issuing 112 charges for traffic violations.

The RCMP said officers from the New Brunswick RCMP Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit (TTEU) and the Department of Justice and Public Safety Highway Safety Branch hit the highway on Sept. 1 and 2 to conduct multiple operations throughout the Western Valley Region, including the Trans Canada Highway.

In total, the RCMP reported, officers ordered six vehicles towed, several of which had no insurance coverage on the vehicle, and issued 112 tickets under the New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Act.

The TTEU release said police towed and impounded one vehicle for seven days for speeding more than 50km/h over the posted speed limit but less than 80km/h.

Additionally, the release explained, officers issued a court date to two people for driving while suspended.

Police gave several breath demands throughout the day, resulting in the arrest of one person for driving while impaired and another person receiving a seven-day roadside licence suspension.

“The focus of the RCMP’s Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit is on behaviours that are the greatest risk to the public, whether it be driving behaviours or criminal activity,” says Sgt. Ghislain David with the TTEU. “We all have a role to play when it comes to making our roads and communities safer, and our top priority continues to be keeping the public safe by limiting the number of dangerous drivers on our roadways.”

The RCMP said the public can assist in keeping dangerous drivers off the road by reporting them to police.

“If you see a dangerous or a suspected impaired driver, call 911,” the RCMP explained. “Your description of the driver, vehicle, licence plate number and direction of travel can assist police in making New Brunswick roads safer.”

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