North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP had a spike in calls about impaired drivers recently, taking six impaired drivers off the Duncan streets.

Three drivers were issued 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions, two were issued three-day immediate roadside prohibitions and one was hit with a 90-day roadside prohibition for refusing to provide a breath sample.

The RCMP remind the public that everyone has a role to play in keeping impaired drivers off the roads, whether that means planning a safe ride home, reporting an unsafe driver, offering to be a designated driver.

Each year, 68 drivers die on BC roadways due to impaired driving and half of those fatalities occur in the summer months.

For more information about the price of impaired driving, click here.