3 drivers charged with impaired driving in Iqaluit over long weekend
Iqaluit municipal officers, RCMP check approximately 125 vehicles in spot check program
Three drivers in Iqaluit were charged with impaired driving in a recent road safety check operation.
Iqaluit’s municipal law enforcement and RCMP conducted random sobriety and road safety checks throughout the city over the Civic Holiday long weekend, said city spokesperson Geoffrey Byrne in a news release on Tuesday.
Police checked approximately 125 vehicles and found three drivers driving while intoxicated.
Another 17 drivers were found to be operating their vehicles without required documents, five vehicles were found to have illegal tinting on their windows, three drivers were caught without their driver’s licence and various other traffic violations were discovered, Byrne said.
“Most vehicles that approached the check stop officers observed both driver and passengers were not wearing their seat belts, which is required under territorial and municipal law and subject to a $125 fine,” Byrne added.