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Multiple impaired drivers pulled off the road in Port Moody during St. Patrick's Day crackdown

"Some people are not getting the message; impaired driving is very dangerous and so preventable," say Port Moody police.
Port Moody police stop cars for impaired driving during a Counterattack campaign.

Several St. Patrick's Day celebrants who drank too much alcohol made a big mistake when they got into their cars last Friday night (March 17).

Instead of hailing a cab, ride-sharing or taking transit, they tried driving home — only to be stopped by Port Moody police.

In all, PoMo police pulled six impaired drivers off the road in a sweep of several local roadways.

Four of the drivers received a 90-day driving prohibition, one received a three-day driving prohibition and one received a 24-hour prohibition. 

"It seems that some people are not getting the message: Impaired driving is very dangerous and so preventable," said spokesperson Const. Sam Zacharias in a statement.

In addition to the impaired driving crackdown, police also received noise complaints and reports of intoxicated people.

They also conducted bar walks of some of the busier establishments, Zacharias said, but otherwise the evening celebrating St. Patrick's Day was "tame."