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A 43-year-old Nanaimo educator had their car impounded on Monday, after testing over the legal limit for alcohol while driving a group of students to an event.

At approximately 11 a.m. on April 25th, a Nanaimo RCMP officer observed what they suspected to be a suspended driver near Milton and Fitzwilliam Street. 

The officer conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as a local educator. 

At the time of the incident, the educator was escorting four youths to an extracurricular event in Nanaimo. 

The officer conducted an impaired driving investigation and the test confirmed the driver was beyond the legal limits of alcohol in her body to drive a motor vehicle. 

She was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) and her vehicle was impounded. 

A new means of transportation was arranged for the students and they were able to continue on with their day. 

“The officer in this case did exactly what the people of Nanaimo expects from their law enforcement officers in that he observed a suspected driving offence, investigated the matter fully and took an impaired driver transporting vulnerable youth off the road,” said Constable Sherri Wade of the Nanaimo RCMP.

“Nanaimo parents can sleep soundly knowing that this officer and many more like him are on the roads 24 hours a day looking for impaired drivers.”

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