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Posted: May 11, 2020

Impaired by noon, driver charged

On Saturday, May 9, Kimberley RCMP removed an impaired driver from the road just before noon.

An officer spotted a vehicle being driven by a woman he knew had a suspended driver’s license.

He performed a traffic stop and while dealing with the driver noted signs of alcohol consumption. The breath demand was read and the woman was taken back to the detachment for a breath test.

She provided two breath samples, both 150 mgs%; almost twice the legal limit.

The woman did not hold a valid B.C. Driver’s License and her Alberta license was suspended due to a previous impaired driving charge.

The circumstances will be forwarded to Crown Counsel for their review.

The vehicle was impounded and she faces a further driving prohibition under the BC Motor Vehicle Act.

“Impaired drivers can be apprehended anywhere, anytime,” warned Sgt. Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP Detachment commander.

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