The New Brunswick RCMP are cracking down on impaired driving, arresting 16 drivers in the last week.

The Acadian Peninsula RCMP arrested eight drunk drivers in the region between June 14 and 20. One 55-year-old man from the Rocheville-area was charged with impaired driving for the eighth time.

The other drivers all received 24-hour suspensions.

Across the province, in the Woodstock area, the Carleton-York RCMP also arrested eight people for impaired driving last week, according to RCMP Sgt. Dave Vautour.

"This is an unusually high amount of impaired drivers for this rural area," Vautour said in a statement.

"We continue to do a lot of traffic enforcement in the region in order to crack down on impaired drivers. Our goal is to reduce and prevent injuries and death on our highways in order to make New-Brunswick highways the safest in the country."