The Saint John Police will be conducting an impaired driving campaign during the Canada Day long weekend between Friday, July 1, 2022, and Sunday, July 3, 2022. Through education and enforcement, the focus of the campaign is to save lives and reduce injuries caused by impaired driving.
During this campaign, traffic management officers will target offenses under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Motor Vehicle Act.
According to statistics, every day, on average, 4 Canadians are killed and 175 are injured in impairment-related crashes. It is estimated between 1,250 and 1,500 people are killed and more than 63,000 are injured each year in Canada in impairment-related crashes (Madd Canada, 2022)
Did you know?
In Canada, impaired driving can result in criminal penalties as well as licence suspension and vehicle impoundment. Failure or refusal to provide a breath sample is also a criminal offense.
For more information on impaired driving laws visit Impaired Driving Laws (justice.gc.ca). For more information on license suspensions and vehicle impounded Consequences for alcohol-impaired driving in New Brunswick (gnb.ca)