Last week I was issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition under the Government of British Columbia’s Superintendent of Motor Vehicles’ administrative sanction program. Although this is not a criminal offence, and nothing like this has occurred before in my life, and although these IRP’s generally are not public, I want to write this letter to the people of Sooke.
I am riddled with guilt, shame, and sorrow. I can only offer my deepest and sincere apology to the RCMP, my Council and staff, and to the fine residents of Sooke. It was a single act of stupidity and I accept full responsibility.
Apologies are often just words on paper. I need to act. Therefore, I have contacted Corp. Scott Hilderley and S./ Sgt. Stephen Wright (RCMP) and offered my services in promoting “Dry Grad Month” and other programs aimed at addressing this serious societal problem.
Again, I am terribly sorry and I humbly ask for your understanding and forgiveness.