Peace Region Traffic Services and RCMP urge public to report “high risk driving behaviours”

An incident on the weekend has prompted Peace Region Traffic Services and Fort St. John RCMP to remind drivers that they play a role in keeping roads safe – by reporting potentially dangerous behaviour.

A member of the Peace Region Traffic Services stopped a white 2014 Kenworth tri-drive winch truck at Mile 65 of the Alaska Highway, around 8:30 on Saturday night.

The truck was observed travelling southbound at 133 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, and the driving displayed what officials saw as symptoms of alcohol consumption.

Eventually, the driver was detained for an impaired driving investigation – and after providing samples of breath, a 90 day driving prohibition was issued and the truck was impounded for 30 days.

“This is an example of how diverse impaired driving can be as well as the potential dangers on our highways,” wrote Cpl. Tim Paulmert in a news release. “It isn’t always a person leaving the bar after a night of drinking … this person was coming from a work site and was stopped prior to hurting anyone.”

The Peace Region Traffic Service says people should not hesitate to report high risk driving behaviours to the local RCMP Detachment.