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Three times the legal limit and cruising near the police station

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 | 12:10 pm

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RCMP media release

Police didn’t have to travel far to find an impaired driver who was pulled over two blocks from the Detachment.

At around 3:20 a.m. on Feb. 24th, a police officer was patrolling on Leon Ave when he saw a white Subaru wagon drive through a red light at the corner of Leon and Richter. The Subaru turned left onto Richter and proceeded north on Richter until it was stopped, by police, just south of Doyle Ave.

The officer detected the odour of liquor on the 55-year-old male driver’s breath and, therefore, subjected the driver to a Roadside Alcohol Screening Device test. The driver failed and was taken to the Detachment where samples of breath were analyzed by the Datamaster Instrument as being in excess of three times the legal limit.

The Kelowna resident will be facing charges of Drive While Impaired and Over .08 and will have a scheduled court date of mid May.

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