Holiday check points contributed to safer roadways



Halifax Regional Police (HRP) Traffic Unit has concluded the 2019 Operation Christmas campaign.

Last month, members of the HRP Traffic Unit, along with patrol members, participated and contributed to the 2019 Operation Christmas campaign. This annual initiative continues the fight against impaired driving and encourages motorists to practice safe winter driving.

Throughout the month, HRP conducted several check-points to stop impaired driving. These efforts contributed to safer roadways for citizens and reinforced to drivers that there is no tolerance for impaired driving. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts everyone in danger. Prevention through solid detection helps to save lives.

Throughout the campaign, officers laid the following charges:

  • 48 impaired driving charges
  • 31 impaired, 7day provincial suspensions
  • 3 dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • 6 stunting charges where vehicles were caught travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit

We continue to be encouraged by the number of citizens helping to play a role in community safety. If you have information on an impaired driver, please call 9-1-1.

GO# 19-163780