Last year, it was seven.
This year, the BCAA Road Safety Foundation and ICBC have honoured 11 Kamloops RCMP officers for helping to rid roads of impaired drivers.
Constables Vincent Stevens, Nick Underhill, Kale Pauls, Martin Schmidt, Howard Morine, Colin Brandt, Bart Doerr, Paul Koester, Kathy Prentice, Doug Pennington and Martin Giguere have all been named to Alexa’s Team.
Becoming a member of the team means they removed at least 12 impaired drivers from the road in the previous calendar year through a criminal charge investigation or the new immediate roadside prohibition administrative process, in addition to issuing Administrative Driving Prohibitions, IRP Fails, and IRP Refusals.
The team is named in honour of Alexa Middelaer was only 4 1/2 when an impaired driver killed her in 2008 while she stood with her aunt on the side of the road feeding a horse.