Significant police presence at Cruise-In this weekend

Event has been problem-free for years but police still need to be there

  • Sep. 10, 2015 11:00 a.m.

 

There will be a significant police presence at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In on Sept. 12, Langley RCMP have advised.

The Cruise-In is a family-oriented event and one of the biggest of its kind in North America, drawing more than 100,000 people to downtown Langley.

Consequently, Langley RCMP has collaborated with its community partners to provide a police presence to ensure the integrity of the event is maintained, said Cpl. Holly Marks.

During the past several years, there have been no issues of concern associated with the event.

A number of years ago police dealt with drivers stunting and doing doughnuts the evening before but otherwise, the Cruise-In has been a safe and problem-free event.

However, police believe their presence acts as a deterrent.

RCMP warn that consuming alcohol in public and intoxication will not be tolerated. Police will also be on the lookout for stunting, drifting, burnouts, doughnuts and racing, she said.

Drivers in violation of these offences not only will receive a ticket, their vehicle will be impounded for seven days.  In order to reclaim their vehicle, drivers will be required to pay for any associated towing and storage charges.

Officers will remain vigilant in their pursuit of impaired drivers as well.

Officers will be checking vehicles to ensure drivers and vehicles are properly licensed, all occupants are buckled up, and the vehicles themselves have no defects.

“This is one of the largest events of this type on the continent and provides a tremendous opportunity to showcase the City of Langley,” said Marks.

Downtown Langley will be closed to traffic for the show on that day and parking in the area will be a challenge, police advise.

Free parking is being offered at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, with shuttle bus service to Cascades Casino.

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