Four charged by Jasper RCMP for im­paired driv­ing of­fences

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In less than five days, Jasper RCMP of­fi­cers lo­cated and ar­rested four in­di­vid­u­als for im­paired driv­ing re­lated of­fences.

Dur­ing the evening of Oc­to­ber 25, 2017 Jasper RCMP stopped a ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling at a high rate of speed on High­way 16. Dur­ing the traf­fic stop, po­lice be­came sus­pi­cious that the male driver had con­sumed al­co­hol and ordered him to pro­vide a sam­ple of his breath. He failed to do so and was sub­se­quently ar­rested for fail­ing to com­ply with a de­mand.

The 30 year old male was charged un­der the Crim­i­nal Code for fail­ing to com­ply with a de­mand. His driver’s li­cence was sus­pended and his ve­hi­cle was im­pounded.

Dur­ing the early hours of Oc­to­ber 28, 2017 Jasper RCMP con­ducted a traf­fic stop with a ve­hi­cle for an er­ratic driv­ing pat­tern. Po­lice de­tected an odour of liquor on the driver’s breath and placed him on a road­side screen­ing de­vice. The 31 year old male failed the test and was sub­se­quently ar­rested for im­paired op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. He was trans­ported to the Jasper RCMP De­tach­ment where he pro­vided sam­ples of his breath which re­sulted in po­lice lay­ing charges un­der the Crim­i­nal Code for im­paired op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. His driver’s li­cence was sus­pended and his ve­hi­cle was im­pounded.

On Oc­to­ber 29, 2017 Jasper RCMP stopped a ve­hi­cle at ap­prox­i­mately 2:00 AM for an ex­pired li­cence plate. The male driver ad­mit­ted con­sum­ing al­co­hol and was placed on a road­side screen­ing de­vice. He failed the test and was ar­rested for im­paired op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. He was brought back to the Jasper De­tach­ment where he pro­vided sam­ples of his breath. The 39 year old male was charged un­der the Crim­i­nal Code for im­paired op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. His driver’s li­cence was sus­pended and his ve­hi­cle was im­pounded

On Oc­to­ber 30, 2017 Jasper RCMP of­fi­cers con­ducted a so­bri­ety check with a fe­male driv­ing on Geikie Street. Po­lice be­came sus­pi­cious that she had con­sumed al­co­hol and de­manded that she pro­vide a sam­ple of her breath. The fe­male driver re­fused and was ar­rested for re­fus­ing to pro­vide a breath sam­ple. The 30 year old res­i­dent of Kelowna was sub­se­quently charged un­der the Crim­i­nal Code for re­fus­ing to com­ply with a de­mand. Her driver’s li­cence was sus­pended and her ve­hi­cle was im­pounded.

Im­paired driv­ing con­tin­ues to be the lead­ing cause of ac­ci­dents in Canada with over a thou­sand peo­ple be­ing killed ev­ery year in im­pair­ment-re­lated crashes. Jasper RCMP of­fi­cers con­tinue to be out in full force ev­ery day and ev­ery night in an at­tempt to lo­cate and re­move im­paired driv­ers from our roads and en­sure safe driv­ing be­hav­iours of all mo­torists. The Jasper RCMP also en­cour­ages you to call 911 if you sus­pect a driver is im­paired.

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