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Posted: December 10, 2018

Road checks lead to arrests and charges

Kimberley RCMP conducted two road checks over the weekend that resulted in arrests, driving prohibitions and violation tickets.

The first was held Dec. 8, on Highway 95A in Ta Ta Creek.

A driver was checked and officers found he had four outstanding arrest warrants. He was returned to the detachment and the warrants executed. In addition, he was served a Driving Prohibition on behalf of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, issued a violation ticket for No Driver’s License and his vehicle was impounded for seven days, reported Sgt. Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP Detachment commander.

Later, at the same check, a driver approached and the officer noted an odour of alcohol. The breath demand was read and two samples obtained. The result was a warning so his driver’s license was prohibited for three days and his vehicle impounded.

On December 9, officers conducted a check again on Highway 95A just east of Kimberley. A driver tried to avoid the check but was located a short distance away. Again, signs of alcohol consumption were noted. The breath demand was read and samples obtained. As a result, the driver was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.

Three other 90-day driving prohibitions were issued over the weekend.

One occurred in the early evening of Dec 6 after a complaint was received about a subject having balance issues. Officers followed up and found him behind the wheel of his vehicle ready to drive away, Sgt. Newel said.

Just after midnight on Dec. 8 an officer noted a vehicle being driven in an odd manner. The officer checked the driver and noted a strong odour of alcohol. He conducted an impaired driving investigation and as a result the woman was served a 90-day driving prohibition and her vehicle impounded for 30 days.

In the early morning hours of Dec. 9 a vehicle was stopped on Rotary Drive for having his off-road lights on. A strong odour of alcohol was detected and after obtaining two breath samples the driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

On Saturday night a male was arrested on three outstanding warrants from Kamloops and one from Kimberley. He was held in custody for a bail hearing, Newel concluded.

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