Just a few weeks ago, police pulled over a party bus in Surrey that had “40 intoxicated youth passengers”.
The traffic stop took place on August 31st at 9:00 p.m. and the passengers were all between 15 and 18-years-old.
Do you know what your teen is up to when they’re not home? Our Traffic Services recently stopped a “party bus” with 40 intoxicated youth aged 15-18 inside. We’ll be continuing to work together with Surrey Bylaws to ensure the safety of our youth. https://t.co/MfrUCEb5N5 pic.twitter.com/PXEmX3uzhL
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) September 18, 2019
Police had received information that youth and young adults were consuming alcohol on party buses and limousines in the Strawberry Hills area of Newton. These youth and young adults were simply paying a fee to be allowed to drink alcohol onboard.
The driver of the bus pulled over “received multiple violation tickets” related to the bus being operated over the 35-person capacity, having open liquor in a vehicle, and not holding a chauffeur’s license.
“We will be continuing to conduct this type of targeted enforcement in our efforts to keep the community safe,” says Sergeant Ian MacLellan, Surrey RCMP Traffic Services Commander.
Police have also contacted the party bus owner to review the expectations of compliance with the Motor Vehicle Act and Liquor Control and Licensing Act.