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Vernon is down on drunk drivers

According to the latest drunk driving stats for the North Okanagan, there has been a total decrease of almost 14 per cent in the number of impaired driving investigations for 2012, compared to last year.

  • 2010 TOTAL 332
  • Impaired TOTAL 280
  • 90-day IRP 52
  • 2011 TOTAL 348
  • Impaired TOTAL 173
  • 90-day IRP 175
  • TOTAL INCREASE 4.6%
  • 2011 TOTAL 348
  • Impaired TOTAL 173
  • 90-day IRP 175
  • 2012 TOTAL 300
  • Impaired TOTAL 191
  • 90-day IRP 109
  • TOTAL DECREASE 13.8%


Over the past week, 10 vehicles were pulled over for impaired driving in the North Okanagan.

Here is a breakdown of the offences:

  • Total 24Hr Prohibition: 1
  • Total 3 Day Immediate roadside prohibition: 4
  • Total 90 Day Immediate roadside prohibition: 1
  • Impaired operation of motor vehicle from alcohol: 1
  • Vehicles Impounded: 3


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