To the people of Sooke

Letter

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.

Evan Parliament

Sooke

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