Mayor Gets IRP
Vernon’s Mayor says he's aware of how serious impaired driving is and made a mistake.
On October 28th, Akbal Mund was pulled over by police and failed a breathalyzer test . Mund says he had two drinks at an event and hadn't eaten, went home, then about 2am got a call from a friend who needed a ride home.
Mund says he was pulled over by police at about 2:40 a.m. and asked if he had consumed any alcohol that night. When he said, yes, he was asked to take a breathalyzer test and it indicated a warning, which means a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 per cent.
The Mayor told us, “I made a mistake by driving. My intention was to never put the public at risk.”
Mund says he didn't believe he was intoxicated and he's sorry he went to pick up his friend. He received an immediate, three-day roadside prohibition and a $200 fine.
Mund is aware that some people’s perceptions of him may change because of the incident, but he insists that he is aware of how serious impaired driving is and insists he has used taxis or a driving service to get home in the past. He says in the future if he's had a drink, won't be driving or driving friends home.