Impaired dump truck driver issued 3-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition

THE driver of a dump truck has received a three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition as a result of a traffic stop in the Cloverdale area.

On March 13, at 8:30 p.m., a Surrey RCMP Traffic Unit officer pulled over a dump truck in the 5900-block of 176A Street to conduct a sobriety check after observing some concerning driver behaviour. The driver, a 60 year-old Surrey man, was found to be impaired, and was issued a three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition from driving. The truck was impounded for three days.

This incident comes two weeks after a semi-truck driver was found to be impaired, and only three weeks since a commercial vehicle enforcement blitz where numerous vehicle deficiencies were identified.

“Our officers regularly inspect commercial vehicles to ensure that they are road-worthy and that the drivers are complying with the Motor Vehicle Act,” said Sgt. David Chu on Friday. “Impaired drivers are a threat to the safety of every road user and our officers will continue to remove those who choose to put the public at risk on our roads.”