Kootenay senior tries to check adult daughter into police drunk tank

Drop-off service not offered

While RCMP detachments may include holding cells, you can't check your family and friends in.

That is more-or-less the message accompanying a news release from the Trail and Greater District RCMP on Wednesday.

Police say a 66-year-old Fruitvale, B.C. woman and her 37-year-old daughter attended the Trail RCMP detachment on Jan. 27 at 11:45 p.m.

A Mountie observed that the daughter appeared to be drunk.

The officer learned the woman was being disruptive at the family home before attending the detachment with her mother. The mother and others in the family “did not want to manage her” while she was under the influence of alcohol, police said.

The officer had a discussion with the pair and explained that he could not take the daughter into police custody, nor assist further in the matter.

“I understand the urge for parents to drop badly behaved kids off at our detachment sometimes but we can’t take them due to the potentially astronomical daily demand for this desired service,” said Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

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