Friday, June 14, 2024

Ladysmith drunk driver nabbed going through same road block twice in one night


Fool me once, shame on you…

According to a recent report from BC RCMP Traffic Services, one Ladysmith driver didn’t learn his lesson after driving through a road block while impaired the first time around – so he decided to go for a second run.

The suspected drunk driver came through the road check not once, but twice, and fled from police both times, though consequences were still to be had, says RCMP.

The first time, the driver stopped for an officer, but then proceeded to drive off when asked to pull to the side of the road.

“For reasons that can only be attributed to the driver’s impairment, he came through the road check a second time, stopping long enough to hand his driver’s licence to the officer before fleeing again,” said the RCMP.

The officer stationed at the road check then submitted a High-Risk Driver Report to RoadSafetyBC.

Justice was served when the same officer visited the driver’s home a few days later, and served him with numerous Violation Tickets and a four-month driving prohibition.

Police across the BC recently wrapped up the Winter CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign, and BC RCMP Traffic Services reminds all motorists to find alternate ways home if they are impaired.

“As we have seen many times in the past, the consequences of poor decision making when it comes to impaired driving can be deadly. If you suspect you are following an impaired driver, call 9-1-1 – you may save a life,” reminds the report from BC RCMP Traffic Services.

Seanna Wainman
Seanna Wainman
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