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Busy long weekend for BC Highway Patrol

BC Highway Patrol in Cranbrook had their work cut out for them over the Labour Day long weekend after multiple drivers had their licences suspended.

Police officials said nine drivers had their driving privileges suspended or prohibited between Thursday and the holiday Monday.

Seven were caught driving drunk and were issued immediate roadside prohibitions.

Four drivers were issued three-day driving prohibitions, while the other three were hit with 90-day driving prohibitions.

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Two other drivers had their vehicles impounded for seven days for travelling at dangerous speeds.

BC Highway Patrol officials said the one driver was clocked going 183 kilometres per hour in a 100 zone.

Now that the long weekend is over. officers will be shifting extra attention to school zones.



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