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A Nanaimo woman was served with a 90-day driving suspension after she was caught driving 67Km/h while impaired by alcohol.

In a media release, Nanaimo RCMP said one of their officers was conducting speed enforcement along Highway 19A when they spotted a vehicle at 137Km/h while driving in a posted 70 Km/h zone.

The incident took place at approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd, on Highway 19A near the Nanaimo Golf Course at Dorman Road.

Police said the officer quickly turned his vehicle around and stopped the older model Hyundai Elantra.

“The officer noted that the driver, a woman in her early twenties with two passengers, displayed strong symptoms of impairment by alcohol,” RCMP said in a news release.

“The officer read her the breath demand and she provided two breath samples; both samples registering a Fail.”

The driver was served with a 90-day Notice of Driving Prohibition under the MVA.

Additionally, her vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 30 days. Lastly, she was served with a $483 violation ticket for excessive speed.

At this point, the officer assisted her in arranging for a sober driver to attend and safely drive her and her friends home.

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