Sooke Mounties honoured for combating drunk driving

Constables Jason From and Lee Ingeberg named to Team Alexa

Two Sooke RCMP officers are being recognized for their efforts to combat drunk driving.

Constables Jason From and Lee Ingeberg were named to Team Alexa and will receive special recognition from B.C.’s lieutenant-governor later this year.

Both Ingeberg and From have all taken at least 12 impaired drivers off the road in the past year through a criminal code investigation or an administrative 90-day immediate roadside prohibition.

Alexa’s Team is named after four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by a drunk driver in May 2008. The driver, a 56-year-old woman, was later convicted of drunk driving.

Since the program started, more than 71,300 impaired drivers have been taken off the road.

Sooke Mounties have targeted drunk drivers over the last few months, and since the beginning of the year have processed more than 18, said Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur.

“Sometimes we come across drug use with impaired drivers, but it’s almost always in combination with alcohol,” McArthur said.

Just Posted

Sooke fastball team to compete at B.C. finals

U19 provincial tournament takes place July 13 to 15

UPDATE: Search continuing for missing kayaker in East Sooke

A witness saw the man paddling out from the marina in a kayak

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Sooke’s Ayre Manor celebrates two anniversaries

Senior housing complex started in 1968

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

New Jersey forward Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Vancouver’s Sedin brothers share King Clancy Award for humanitarian efforts

WEB POLL: Should illegal immigrants be separated from their children?

Should illegal immigrants be separated from their children?… Continue reading

GoFundMe page launched for families of missing Vancouver Island fishermen

Search for three men whose vessel capsized near Tofino on June 15 continues.

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

Similar conditions seen at the beginning of 2017 wildfire season

B.C. woman graduates high school at age 92

Nanaimo’s Joan Deebank the oldest high school graduate ever in B.C., as far as ministry can confirm

B.C. Appeal Court rules lottery winner must be paid back $600,000 loan

Enone Rosas won $4.1 million in a lottery in 2007 and loaned a portion to a friend

B.C. man surprised after used needle falls from sky

A Vernon resident said a syringe fell out of the sky and landed at his feet

Liquor review finds issues with B.C. wholesale monopoly

Report calls for ‘conflict of interest’ in system to be fixed

Most Read