A drunk driver was pulled off the road in Squamish before he could head north on the highway.
He was given roadside prohibition for 90 days and his car was impounded for 30 days. The man was caught while police was conducting routine patrols on February 18.
Detecting a strong smell of liquor on the driver, police officers administered an alcohol screening test, which the driver failed.
“Luckily this driver was caught before he headed north on the Sea to Sky Highway,” said Sgt. Sascha Banks of Squamish RCMP.
Meanwhile, in partnership with ICBC, local police will take part in a distracted driving campaign in March.
Police is also stepping up the enforcement of seat belts.
Police is reminding people to buckle up as a ticket for not wearing a seat belt is $167. A fine for using an electronic device while driving is $368.
One in four deaths on B.C. roads involves distracted driving, and police are cracking down on distracted drivers throughout March as part of a province-wide education and enforcement campaign.