Kimberley RCMP have busy morning

Local officers respond to three different incidents, all appear alcohol-related

  • May. 25, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Chris Newel

Kimberley RCMP was very busy with three separate incidents between 1:30 and 5 am this morning.

Around 1:30 am police responded to a crash on Knighton road. Once on scene officers found a vehicle had failed to negotiate a curve went off the road and flipped. The driver had fled the scene. A police service dog was called out but failed to locate the person responsible. Police will be following up.

While patrolling for the driver noted above police observed a vehicle being driven erratically around 3:30 a.m. The vehicle was stopped and the driver showed signs of impairment. The breath demand was read but the woman refused to supply a sample. She was given a 90 day driving suspension under the Immediate Roadside Prohibition program. Her vehicle will also be impounded for 30 days.

Then around 5 a.m. police responded to a crash on highway 93/95 north of Skookumchuck. The driver was taken to East Kootenay Regional Hospital for treatment. The officers noted signs of impairment and made a blood demand while at the hospital. The driver could face charges of impaired driving.

In addition on May 22 shortly after midnight police apprehended an impaired driver just east of Kimberley on highway 95A. Police were conducting a road check at the time. A vehicle approached and police detected an odor of alcohol, further investigation lead to a breath demand. The driver provided two samples both a FAIL. He is now prohibited from driving for 90 days and his vehicle has been impounded for 30 days.

Dedicated members of the Kimberley RCMP continue to work towards a safer community and roads.