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Richmond RCMP catches three drunk 'designated drivers' in 90 minutes

Plan ahead but make sure your designated driver is sober: police
Richmond RCMP removed three impaired designated drivers off the road during a sobriety check on Saturday. Richmond RCMP photo

A few Richmond drivers learned what it means to be designated drivers after failing a sobriety check.

Last Saturday, Richmond RCMP’s Road Safety Unit caught three impaired “designated drivers” from the road during a 90-minute operation.

Officers had blocked off the east end of Dinsmore Bridge during the early morning hours on Aug. 12, and removed the impaired drivers off the road.

“There are many safe ways to get home after a night out, including having a designated driver but unfortunately, these three drivers failed to understand what it means to be a “designated driver”, said Cpl. Adriana O’Malley, Richmond RCMP spokesperson.

“Fortunately, these drivers were safely removed from the road and no one was injured but if you find yourself in a similar situation, leave your car behind and find another way home.”