Kimberley RCMP conducted a mid-afternoon check stop on Thursday afternoon. Sgt C. Newel file.

Kimberley RCMP conducted a mid-afternoon check stop on Thursday afternoon. Sgt C. Newel file.

Afternoon road check catches impaired driver in Kimberley

Kimberley RCMP conducted a road check on Rotary Drive on December 13 that resulted in an impaired driver being removed from the road. Police set up the check around 1:45 pm and shortly after 2:00 pm a driver was checked who showed signs of having consumed alcohol.

Two breath samples were obtained by the officer, both a Fail. The driver was served a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

In addition, officers dealt with two vehicles for No Insurance and issued two warnings for vehicle defects.

Officer also managed to hand out “Mountie” stickers to several children who were properly buckled up.

“Road safety is a priority and we attended the location in response to concerns expressed by residents in the area”. Sgt. Chris Newel, Kimberley Detachment Commander.