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Ten Langley RCMP officers part of 'Alexa's Team'

Langley RCMP Constables Saudagar Teja, Sukhwinder Parmar, Terry Nikopoulos, Peter Mann, Hayden Willems and Brett Henderson pose with Scott and Laurel Middelaer at the April 24 Alexa’s Team awards. Missing from the photo are Constables Alison Lambie, Robert Johnston, Jennifer Szezepaniak and Veronica Steiger. - Contributed photo
Langley RCMP Constables Saudagar Teja, Sukhwinder Parmar, Terry Nikopoulos, Peter Mann, Hayden Willems and Brett Henderson pose with Scott and Laurel Middelaer at the April 24 Alexa’s Team awards. Missing from the photo are Constables Alison Lambie, Robert Johnston, Jennifer Szezepaniak and Veronica Steiger.
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Ten Langley RCMP were among the 165 Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley officers recognized by the BCAA Road Safety Foundation and the Middelaer family for their diligence in removing impaired drivers from the roads.

Four-year-old Alexa Middelaer died on May 17, 2008 when a vehicle left a Delta road, struck her and her aunt, then a parked vehicle and finally came to rest on a power pole. The driver   was later charged and convicted of impaired driving causing bodily harm and death.

Alexa’s Team was formed to help bring awareness to the seriousness of impaired driving and to recognize officers working to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads.

In a ceremony held at Southridge School in Surrey on April 24, the Langley officers were granted membership on Alexa’s Team for taking at least 12 criminally impaired drivers off the road through a criminal charge or through an immediate roadside prohibition (IRP) in 2011.

There are 355 members of Alexa’s Team throughout B.C. In 2011, they recommended charges on 1,078 impaired drivers.

They also issued 8,305 – 90 day immediate roadside prohibition. Across B.C. in 2011, Alexa’s Team members removed 19,515 impaired drivers from the road.

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