Halifax Regional Police is proud to once again take part in Operation Christmas to continue the fight against drinking and driving.
Operation Christmas, which launched yesterday, is an annual campaign that aims to reduce impaired driving and encourage motorists to practice safe winter driving. During Operation Christmas, officers will be conducting checkpoints throughout the region to ensure that drivers on our roadways are sober and educated on the dangers of getting behind the wheel after drinking.
Overnight, officers charged five people in five separate incidents for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Three of these incidents involved single vehicle crashes, two with no injuries and one with non-life threatening injuries; one was a traffic stop initiated by officers and one was called in by a concerned citizen.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts everyone in danger. In December 2009, MADD Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia launched Campaign 911 which encourages people to call police with information on suspected impaired drivers. We continue to be encouraged by the number of citizens helping to play a role in community safety. If you have information on a drunk driver, please call 911.