Suspected impaired driver arrested after travelling 158 km/hr in Dawson Creek

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – BC Highway Patrol in Dawson Creek arrested a suspected impaired driver travelling 158 km/…

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – BC Highway Patrol in Dawson Creek arrested a suspected impaired driver travelling 158 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on December 28th.

An officer pulled over the vehicle while conducting speed enforcement on Highway 97 as part of December’s Impaired Driving Counter Attack Campaign.

While speaking with the driver roadside, the officer determined the driver had been drinking and had him provide samples of his breath. The driver was found to be over the legal limit and was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition.

The driver’s vehicle was also impounded for 30 days, and they received a ticket for excessive speed and having tinted windows.

“The actions of this driver, had he not been stopped, could have resulted in a serious or fatal collision involving innocent motorists,” said BCHP in a release.

“The mandate of BC Highway Patrol is to conduct enforcement of driving behaviours that cause serious injury and fatal collisions including, high risk driving/speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving, intersections and occupant restraints. BCHP works closely with many road safety partners, government agencies and the public in its effort to make our highways safer together.”

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