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BC semi-conductor caught with open liquor bottles: RCMP


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A semiconductor was caught with open liquor in Surrey, BC, received a 90-day driving ban and had his truck impounded, according to Mounties.

In a social media post, the Surrey RCMP shared a photo of five vodka bottles of various sizes that were allegedly seized from the driver. The task force shared the information as a warning about the dangers of drinking and driving, especially when operating a large commercial vehicle.

According to ICBC, 64 people die each year in the province due to alcohol-related crashes and about one in four fatal crashes involves alcohol.

“Nearly a third of these occur in the summer and some occur during the December holidays,” the insurer’s website says.

More than half of alcohol-related accidents occur on weekends, while 36 percent occur between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Fines for driving while intoxicated range from $600 to $4,060, and additional consequences can include jail time, mandatory rehab, and the installation of a device that requires the driver to provide a non-alcoholic breath sample before igniting. the motor.

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