Op­er­a­tion VACCIN nabs 1,350 in­ca­pac­i­tated driv­ers

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEF -

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.

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