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.