Alleged Impaired Driver Attempts to Flee from Police
On October 3, shortly after 8:30pm, a RCMP South East District Traffic Services officer entered into an impaired driving investigation in the 2300 block of 30th Ave, Vernon, BC. While the officer was roadside with the vehicle the suspect driver fled from police. Minutes later, the vehicle and driver were located a short distance away by another responding officer and taken into custody.
The responding officers are fortunate they were not injured during this incident, as the driver of the subject vehicle allegedly collided with a police vehicle prior to coming to a stop and being apprehended, says RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett.
Operating a vehicle while impaired is a dangerous practice which compromises the safety of the community. The RCMP remains committed to removing impaired drivers form our roadways.
A 34 year-old female, of Vernon, provided breath samples 3 times over the legal limit. She has since been release from custody and is facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle.