Quick response by RCMP officer pulls impaired driver from roadway

Vernon/North Okanagan

2017-11-29 09:41 PST

File # 2017-27394

A Vernon woman is now facing her second potential charge of impaired driving after reporting to the RCMP for fingerprints on an un-related impaired driving charge from May 2017.

On November 22 at 2:00 pm, a Vernon woman attended the Vernon RCMP detachment to provide fingerprints on another impaired driving charge from May 2017. The Vernon woman was charged with Impaired driving resulting from a motor vehicle incident that occurred on Silver Star road where she was the single occupant and driver of the vehicle.

While dealing with officers inside the detachment, the officers could smell a strong odour of liquor on the woman and cautioned her not to drive her vehicle upon leaving. The woman allegedly advised she would be calling a cab, however when she left the detachment, she got into her vehicle and drove away.

An officer quickly caught up with the vehicle and attempted to pull the vehicle over, however the woman driver failed to do so. Subsequently the officer had to pull his vehicle up beside the driver’s side window with lights and sirens activated for her to notice the officer attempting to pull the vehicle over.

The attending officer made contact with the driver and detected possible signs of alcohol intoxication. The investigator then provided the driver with a demand who provided samples of her breath roadside which resulted in a fail.

As a result, the investigator provided the driver with another demand. She was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Vernon RCMP Detachment where she provided breath samples in excess of 3 times the legal limit.

The 37 year old female was held in custody where she is to appear at the Vernon Court House on November 22nd, 2017.

Released by:
Cst. Kelly BRETT

Released by

Cst. Kelly Brett

Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402-30th Street, Vernon BC V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-761-7191

Email: kelly.brett@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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