Police across Quebec begin holiday crack down on impaired drivers

Nov 29 2019, 7:28 am

Police forces across the province are teaming up in a campaign to crackdown on impaired driving during the holidays.

From now until early January, all 18 police forces throughout Quebec will intensify their efforts to catch drivers who have consumed alcohol or drugs.

The intensified efforts include more roadside checkpoints throughout the holiday vacation period.

Police efforts are in collaboration with the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and Operation Nez Rouge, the province’s volunteer service that helps inebriated drivers get home safely.

According to the Sûreté du Québec, impaired driving causes an average of 110 deaths per year and 260 injuries that are considered “serious.”