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WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Williams Lake RCMP arrested at Fort St. John man at a check point for impaired driving.

The RCMP alleged the the male provided a breath sample that was more than twice the legal limit.  The arrest was made just after 8 p.m. Sunday near a checkpoint at McLeese Lake and Beaver Road.

The 35 year-old Fort St. John man showed significant signs of impairment.  Even with the knowledge that this area is under an evacuation order, and RCMP and CAF (Canadian Armed Forces) personnel are restricting entry at every point in the city, we continue to see Criminal Code Infractions, essentially driving up the check stops. In this case, the man not only put his own, but the lives of our officers and Canadian Forces Officers lives at risk, states RCMP Media Relations Officer Corporal Janelle Shoihet.

The male was subsequently arrested. He has since been released, with a Promise to Appear in court in mid-September.


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