Impaired commercial vehicle driver in Surrey off the road

ON the heels of a commercial vehicle enforcement blitz, Surrey RCMP have taken a commercial vehicle driver off the road after he was found driving while impaired.

On March 4, just before midnight, Surrey RCMP Traffic Services were patrolling near Fraser Highway at 160th Street in the Cloverdale area when they noticed a semi truck that was driving without its headlights on. A traffic stop was conducted and the 35-year-old male driver was found to be impaired while operating the truck. The driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the truck was impounded for 30 days.

This incident follows shortly after a significant commercial vehicle enforcement blitz by the Surrey RCMP and various law enforcement partners that resulted in the inspection of 33 commercial vehicles, where nine vehicles were fully removed from the road and 11 were cited for various defective conditions.

“To find this impaired commercial vehicle operator, as well as a large number of mechanical violations is concerning,” said Sgt. David Chu, Surrey RCMP Traffic Services. “Commercial vehicle inspections and sobriety checks for all operators of conveyances such as taxis, buses and commercial vehicles may be conducted at any time. We will continue our enforcement actions to make our roads safer for all.”