Police nab drunk driver on tip

Erratic driving observed and called in to Kimberley Cranbrook RCMP

  • Oct. 25, 2012 6:00 p.m.

On Sunday, October 21st in the early morning hours a green pickup truck was observed driving erratically, by another motorist  who called police and reported their observations, vehicle description and last known direction of travel. Members of the Cranbrook RCMP responded and stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 95a near the McPhee bridge. The driver was determined to be intoxicated by alcohol and was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) and a 30 day  vehicle impoundment.

The Cranbrook Kimberley RCMP would like to thank the person who called in the complaint and to encourage the motoring public to call police when they witness erratic driving they suspect may be caused by impairment by alcohol or drugs. It helps the police when a vehicle description (including a licence plate- when possible), and a direction of travel.

If anyone has any additional information about this or any other crime they can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or East Kooteney Crimestoppers (1-800-222-TIPS)  You can also “Google” Cranbrook Crimestoppers and leave a webtip.

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