It’s summer, so naturally, we want to cut loose and have a few drinks.
Just make sure you’re cutting loose those keys and organizing a ride.
Not only will you reduce the risks for yourself and others, but you’ll also avoid the hefty fines and consequences from police.
This past weekend, Oak Bay police conducted three separate roadblocks that cost some impaired drivers their licenses and vehicles.
On Friday July 16th, officers stopped a 2015 black Nissan Leaf on Beach Drive when they noticed a marijuana bong between the driver’s legs.
The 21-year-old driver was given a Standard Field Sobriety Test for drugs and failed.
He was arrested for impaired driving by drug, and provided with his charter of right and a drug recognition expert demand.
The driver was transported to the Oak Bay Police department where a urine demand was read and a sample collected.
A drug recognition report was completed to be forwarded to crown counsel for charge approval.
The driver was issued a 24-hour prohibition and violation tickets for no driver’s licence with a fine of $276 and cannabis in the vehicle with a fine of $230.
On Saturday, July 17th, another roadblock was conducted on Beach Drive, and a 2014 white Honda Odyssey was stopped.
Officers reported that the driver, a 48-year-old female, appeared nervous.
Admitting to consuming one alcoholic drink, an ASD was administered showing a reading of “49.”
The driver had her license seized and was given a 24-hour prohibition notice.
On Sunday, July 18th, a 2006 grey Nissan SUV approached the roadblock at the same location.
The officer detected an odour of liquor emanating from the driver’s breath and administered an ASD which read “WARN.”
Officers issued the 55-year-old male driver a three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for three days.
The driver was also issued a violation ticket for no driver’s licence with a fine of $276.00.
Find a ride, don’t get a fine!