Operation VACCIN nabs 1,350 incapacitated drivers
The police services of Quebec have released the results of their 4th VACCIN campaign (Vérification accrue de la capacité de conduite – Intervention nationale), which took place between November 26th, 2015, and January 3rd, 2016. During the campaign, Quebec police checked more than 200,000 vehicles for alcohol and drugs all over the province. They arrested 1,350 drivers for driving under the influence of either alcohol, drugs, or both. During the month of December, all partners of the VACCIN operation, the Sureté du Quebec, Quebec’s municipal police services and the Societé de l’assurance automobile du Quebec, carried out awareness campaigns about the dangers of driving under the influence. In the Estrie/Central Quebec region 107 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence and 4,300 fines were given out. The Sherbrooke police service set up eight barricades and stopped 1,492 vehicles. One arrest for driving under the influence was made at a barricade and 32 other arrests were made around the Sherbrooke territory during the campaign.