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Don't drink and drive a quad

QUAD DRIVERS are reminded that they shouldn't drink and drive.

The West Pacific Region Traffic Services, also known as the highway patrol, reminded one quad operator of the consequences of driving while impaired last night, Aug. 7 after he was caught in Thornhill, reported police this morning, Aug. 8.

Officers attempted to stop the quad, who was travelling on the highway when the police were patrolling on Old Lakelse Lake Road, said police.

The quad fled into a nearby gravel pit and overturned, at which time the 38-year-old Thornhill driver, who was not injured, was issued a 90 day driving suspension for alcohol, fined nearly $1,000 and had his quad impounded for 30 days, said police.

Numerous complaints of quads driving on roadways in the Thornhill area have been reported to Terrace RCMP and it's hoped this incident will send a message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated, said police.

The public is encouraged to report crimes or suspicious behaviour to local police at 250-638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1- 888-222-TIPS.

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