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Vernon RCMP bust four impaired drivers Saturday and Sunday

4 drunks off the road

Vernon RCMP pulled four drunk drivers off the road in a single shift over the weekend.

About 11 p.m. Saturday, officers stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 32nd Street and 32nd Avenue and while interacting with the driver, suspected his ability to drive a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol.

The 32-year old Kamloops man refused to provide a breath sample and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

On Sunday, around 12:45 a.m., an officer stopped another vehicle on Coldstream Avenue.

Noticing several signs of impairment, police demanded a breath sample from the 33-year old Salmon Arm man, who registered fail on the roadside screening device.

He was also issued a 90-day immediate prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for a month.

Then, about 1:30 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on the 2800 block of 30th Avenue.

A breath test resulted in a 20-year old Vernon man being issued a three-day driving prohibition under the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, police then stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 35th Street and 29th Avenue after it was seen committing a traffic offence.

A breath test resulted in a fail for the 52-year old Vernon male driver, who was issued a 90-day driving prohibition under the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act. His vehicle was also impounded for 30 days.

"Impaired driving puts everyone at risk, and there's zero tolerance for it," says Const. Chris Terleski, mMedia relations officer for the Vernon RCMP.

"Everyone has an important role to play in keeping our roads safe. It starts by making good choices before you get behind the wheel of a vehicle. If you are going to drink, plan ahead to have a safe, sober ride home and do not drive impaired."



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