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Alexa’s bus stops in Northern B.C. for education and awareness

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Alexa’s Bus which was launched in 2011 after the death of a 4-year-old girl, will be in Northern B.C. for the rest of November, as well as December.

Tim Paulmert with Traffic Services says the bus is being used for educational purposes as well as attending events.

“It is a provincial resource and it isn’t just the RCMP that uses it. It is normally down in the Lower Mainland and all the municipal police agencies use it as well.”

The bus is scheduled to be in the North for the next couple of months, during which time it will make stops at schools and local events.

“We just wanted to bring it up here for educational awareness and it is also for us to use for impaired driving processing and investigations.”

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The bus was at Dr. Kearney Middle School last week for educational purposes to show the kids what it was like on the inside. The bus also stopped at North Peace Secondary School.

“We showed them how we process impaired drivers.”

The bus also was in Dawson Creek at the Florida Georgia Line Tour recently.

Alexa Middelaer was 4-years-old when she was killed by a impaired driver feeding a horse at the side of the road in 2008. Her parents advocated for change. The Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) went into effect shortly after in 2010.

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