Kimberley RCMP nab unlicensed and prohibited drivers

Check stop near Forest Crowne scoops up unlicensed, prohibited and impaired drivers

  • May. 20, 2016 3:00 p.m.

A police officer never knows what might turn up at a roadside checkstop.

Kimberley RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel reports that on the evening of May 18, Kimberley RCMP dealt with a number of drivers who either did not possess a valid driver’s license, were prohibited from driving or were served a driving prohibition as a result of alcohol.

“Officers set up a road check on Highway 95A near Forest Crown,” Newel said in a press release. “In less than an hour two drivers were charged with No Driver’s License, one with Drive while Prohibited and another with Drive Contrary to Restrictions.

“A short time later another driver was stopped on highway 95A in Marysville as a result an erratic driving complaint.  While dealing with the driver, the officer noted an odor of alcohol and requested a breath sample. The driver supplied a sample resulting in a Fail.  The driver was served a Notice of Driving Prohibition for 90 days and the vehicle, which was not his was impounded for 30 days. The “N” driver may receive further sanctions from the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles as result of driving under the influence.

“The Kimberley RCMP continue to work towards safer streets in our community.”