More impaired drivers in Kimberley

One suspended license and vehicle impound for refusing to supply sample, one three-day suspension, one 24 hour suspension

  • Jun. 8, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Cpl. Chris Newel

On June 5th, just before midnight an officer observed a vehicle perform an illegal U-turn as he departed a local pub.  The officer stopped the vehicle and after dealing with the driver read the breath demand.  The driver refused to supply a sample. The officer exercised considerable patience and explained several times the consequences of not providing a sample.  The driver still refused, his driver’s license has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 30 days.

On June 6th, around 6:30 pm a Traffic Services officer was working in Kimberley when he spotted a driver in Marysville without his seat belt on.  The vehicle was stopped and the officer noted signs of alcohol consumption.  He read the breath demand and a Warn sample was obtained.  The driver was prohibited from driving for three days; he was also given a violation ticket for Failing to Wear a Seat Belt.

On June 6th, around 7:30 pm, an officer stopped a vehicle and while speaking to the driver noted an odour of alcohol.  A breath demand was made and based on the results the driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension.

RCMP reminder drivers it’s a lot easier to arrange a ride home than deal than face impaired driving sanctions.