Dawson Creek RCMP deal with numerous impaired driving investigations

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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.

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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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