Gatineau police provoke ‘lightning strike’ system to nail impaired drivers

Gatineau police have implmented an progressive new system for drunk driving detection.

In issues of drunk driving prevention, Gatineau police are going with a extra is best philosophy this 12 months.


The power has adopted an progressive “lightning roadblock” system to counteract the rising social media suggestions that warn drivers a take a look at spot is forward.

The checkpoints shall be arrange in a single spot for an hour or much less, earlier than transferring to a brand new place. The system may end in 5 or extra testing websites in a night.

This system was launched this weekend and runs till Jan. 2.


Police notice that, lately, roadblock checks have steadily turned up no impaired drivers.

Whereas there are fewer folks ingesting (or drugging) and driving than there have been 20 years in the past, police say that social media alerts and messages are additionally steering drivers away from police roadblocks.

The division is dedicated to offering the additional variety of officers on the street to function the rotating checkpoints.


Police have arrested 277 drivers for impaired capability up to now this 12 months. In 2018, there have been 279 arrests.

The joint Gatineau-Ottawa police “Selective Visitors Enforcement Program” (STEP) can even be focussing on harmful lane modifications in the course of the vacation season.



Gatineau K9 unit tracks suspects after crash destroys hydro pole, causes blackout

Family of three displaced in one of two Cumberland fires overnight

Gatineau police officer bitten by dog while on disturbance call