Three impaired driving charges over weekend in Kimberley

Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, Kimberley RCMP dealt with and removed three impaired drivers from the road

  • Feb. 16, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, Kimberley RCMP dealt with and removed three impaired drivers from the road including one where the vehicle struck a tree.

On Saturday, Feb 14, police, fire and ambulance responded to a collision on Jim Ogilvie Way around 2:00 pm. A 50 year old Kimberley resident had struck a tree. Upon arrival police noted signs of alcohol consumption and initiated an impaired driving investigation. The breath demand was read and the driver supplied two breath samples of 230 mg/100 liters of blood, which is almost three times the legal limit. The driver was released for court in April and received a 90 day Administrative Driving Prohibition. Fortunately nobody else was involved in the collision; the driver sustained minor injuries and did attend the hospital to be checked out.

On Friday, Feb 13, an officer noted a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner. He approached the driver and noted signs of alcohol consumption. He was read the breath demand, but refused to supply a breath sample into the roadside screening device. He was issued a 90 day driving prohibition; the vehicle was impounded for 30 days and he was issued a violation ticket for No Driver’s License and Open Liquor in a Motor Vehicle.

On Sunday, Feb 15 at 2:35 am an officer checked a vehicle, once he spoke to the driver he noted signs of alcohol consumption. The breath demand was read and the driver supplied a breath sample of “Fail”. He issued a 90 day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Police would like to remind drivers there are a number of options to get home if you drink. They are all cheaper and easier than an Immediate Roadside Prohibition or Criminal Code Charge of Impaired Driving.