(North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP)

Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP officers kept themselves busy last weekend as they inspected over one thousand vehicles. 

On Saturday, September 24th, in conjunction with the British Columbia Highway Patrol (BCHP) and the Traffic Safety Unit Police Dog Service, a traffic enforcement initiative was put into action.

Police say they conducted over 1,000 traffic stops in Cowichan Bay, within the City of Duncan and on the Trans-Canada Highway in one day.

The vehicles and drivers were being stopped to ensure the drivers were sober and following Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) rules.

Through the duration of the initiative, officers issued 30 written warnings, 28 violation tickets, 15 notice and orders which included excessive speed investigation and two impaired driving investigations.

Police also caught three drivers with suspended licences, and conducted two vehicle searches for cannabis.

One of those searches resulted in the seizure of 16 ounces of marijuana and 45 cannabis edibles. 

“These traffic initiatives are routinely undertaken to ensure compliance with the Motor Vehicle Act and road safety for all motorists, as a part of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP’s commitment to public safety,” said Corporal Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the BC RCMP.

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