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'Two full open cans of beer (dropped) at the officer's feet'

Lumby RCMP
May 19, 2015 - 7:30 PM

HAVEN'T HAD ANYTHING TO DRINK SINCE LAST NIGHT, OFFICER

LUMBY - It was more a question of what laws a Lumby man wasn't breaking when he was pulled over on Victoria Day. 

A cop parked at the Lumby RCMP detachment noticed him drive by without a seat belt on and using his cell phone on Monday, May 18 around 2 p.m., RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says.

The officer stopped the red Dodge a short distance away, and detected the smell of alcohol on the man’s breath.

“The male advised the officer that he had not consumed liquor since the previous day,” Molendyk says. “However when he stepped out of the vehicle he spilled two full open cans of beer at the officer's feet.”

The 38-year-old man failed a roadside breath sample and stated he did not realize he was anywhere near the Lumby police station.

“Our officer took the added step of playing back the in-car police video for the man to show him of what just happened a few minutes prior,” Molendyk said.

The man earned a heap of charges, including distracted driving, failing to wear a seatbelt, and possessing open alcohol. He was also handed an Immediate Roadside Prohibition which bans him from driving for three months. His vehicle will also be impounded for a month.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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