Cops called to impaired Ferry passengers
With summer soon upon us, BC Ferries is reminding customers about its policy of zero tolerance for drinking and driving.
The consumption of drugs and alcohol is prohibited on ships and at terminals.
There have been six separate incidents over the past several days alone where it was necessary for the police to attend.
“Safety is BC Ferries’ number one priority and that includes the sobriety of motorists on our property,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ President and CEO. “We have a zero tolerance policy for passengers under the influence of drugs or alcohol and the unacceptable behaviour that can be associated with impairment.”
BC Ferries takes reports of persons suspected of operating their vehicles on its property while under the influence seriously and works with local police to bring the offence to the attention of the authorities.
For everyone’s safety, BC Ferries encourages customers who witness the consumption of drugs or alcohol to report it to a BC Ferries employee.
Like the roadways, it’s against the law to operate a motor vehicle on BC Ferries’ ships or at its terminals while under the influence. For the safety of all customers and crew, the prevention of crashes and deaths due to drinking and driving is very important to BC Ferries not only during the summer holidays but all year long.
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