Alexa’s Team continues to grow.
The program that recognizes BC police officers that work to reduce impaired drivers, has grown from 26 officers in 2008, to over 2-thousand today.
The team is named for Alexa Middelaer who was killed by an impaired driver in 2008 in Delta.
The six North Okanagan officers on the team removed 238 impaired drivers from roads last year.
Those members are:
Cst. Chad Gravelle Vernon RCMP All-Star
Cst. Philip Dobernigg North Okanagan IRSU All-Star
Cst. Ted Yadernuk North Okanagan IRSU All-Star
Cst. Tibor Baldauf North Okanagan IRSU
Cst. Gary McLaughlin North Okanagan Traffic Services All-Star
Cst. Robert Janssens North Okanagan Traffic Services
All-Star team members are the top impaired driving investigators in the province. Each has taken at least 34 criminally impaired drivers off the road in 2016.
MADD Canada, ICBC, the RCMP and supporters of Alexa’s Team are gathering at four events held around the province this spring to recognize the officers named to the 2016 Alexa’s Team.
Alexa’s Team members have processed more than 79,379 impaired driving sanctions for alcohol and drug related driving offences since 2008.
The total number of Alexa’s Team members has grown from 26 to 2,154 and includes officers from all regions of the province.
Alexa’s Team recognition events are held in Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Prince George.
Officers are personally thanked by Alexa’s family, road safety organizations and community leaders for their tireless work fighting impaired driving.