Multiple RCMP units including, Traffic Services, General Duty Members, Senior Management and Community Policing took part in the RCMP's second Candy Cane Checkstop for the month of December. Approximately 50 vehicles were stopped by the RCMP members and received a pamphlet with facts about Impaired Driving, as well as a candy cane.
"RCMP members, including some of the top ranking members in our Territory, braved the extremely cold temperatures to take this opportunity to ask the public to be safe over this holiday season," said Cst. Heather Cosenzo with Yellowknife RCMP's Community Policing.
Throughout the month of December, in partnership with the Ecole St. Patrick's Students Against Drunk Driving, the Yellowknife RCMP's Candy Cane Checkstop initiative reached over 350 motorists.
Should you witness a motorist you believe may be under the influence of alcohol or a drug please call Yellowknife RCMP at 1-867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, www.nwtnutips.com, (click on "submit a web tip") or text: nwtnutips to 274637