Woman Blows 3X Limit

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrest a female for impaired driving who had a blood reading of three times the legal limit. 

On Tuesday evening,  just before 7:00 pm, the RCMP were called to a single vehicle collision in the 3700 block of Alexis Park Drive, after a vehicle crashed into a pole. The attending officer says the female driver displayed signs and symptoms of alcohol consumption. The woman was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. 

The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment by BC Ambulance. Shortly after she was released from treatment, the woman was escorted back to the RCMP detachment where she provided two samples of her breath that were both three times over the legal limit. 

“This was a very serious collision and the vehicle sustained significant damage.” Says Cst. Kelly Brett. “Not only is the driver fortunate to have sustained only minor injuries, but that no one else was seriously injured as a result.” 

The driver, a 40 year old Vernon woman, is facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and is scheduled to appear in court April 26th. 

Cst. Brett says, "Impaired driving is an entirely preventable cause of death and injuries, with immense costs and devastating effects to our communities. The number of people killed in impaired-related crashes each year has significantly dropped with 40 years of Counterattack, but impaired driving remains a top contributing factor in B.C. There’s no excuse to drink and drive. If you plan to drink, leave your car at home."