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3 impaired drivers caught in 1 night in North Okanagan: RCMP

April 28, 2021 - 8:55 AM

Three drunk drivers were apprehended by North Okanagan RCMP on Monday night in and around Armstrong.

The first was a vehicle stopped for speeding on Highway 97 near Westside Road, according to an RCMP news release.

Police stopped a 29-year-old Saskatchewan man around 7:45 p.m., April 26, after he was seen swerving and speeding, heading north on Highway 97. When the man failed a breath test, he was issued an immediate three day driving prohibition.

Later that evening, a 32-year-old Armstrong woman was pulled over for a traffic offence on Wood Avenue around 9 p.m. The officer became suspicious that she was drunk during their interaction and administered a breath test. The woman failed the breath test and was given a 90-day driving prohibition, while her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

At around 10:15 p.m., RCMP got reports of a vehicle on Highway 97A swerving all over the road and the driver was suspected to be drunk. Officers found and stopped the vehicle as it was heading south on Highway 97A. A 32-year-old Vernon man failed a breath test and was given a seven day driving prohibition.

"Impaired driving continues to pose a significant risk to our communities and we will continue to target those choose to take those risks. Everyone plays an important role in keeping our roads safe, and we want to acknowledge and thank the public for their ongoing support by continuing to report impaired drivers to police," North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson, Const. Chris Terleski, said in the release.


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