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During the last week, Dawson Creek RCMP has dealt with six investigations of impaired driving.

Sgt. Ed Reinink of Dawson Creek RCMP got into more detail in a press release about two different incidents that occurred over the past two weeks.

On the 12th, RCMP responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 97 north and noticed upon arrival that the driver was passed out behind the steering wheel, and multiple bottles of alcohol scattered about.

He had no injuries resulting from the crash.

Police conducted a roadside test, and the 27-year-old man was suspended from driving for a 90-day period and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days under the provincial Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

On the 16th, they responded to a request for assistance by BC Ambulance service and found a different man passed out behind the steering wheel of a vehicle.

Police said they were familiar with the 36-year-old man, who was displaying visible signs of impairment and was under the influence of narcotics.

He was eventually issued a 24-hour driving suspension, and transported by ambulance to the hospital for monitoring.

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