RCMP nab handful of drunk drivers

Police issued four 90-day roadside prohibitions for driving under the influence within two days, catching four drunk drivers last week.

Police issued four 90-day roadside prohibitions for driving under the influence within two days, catching four drunk drivers last week.

Overnight Nov. 26 a vehicle was stopped by police on Lakeshore Drive after leaving the bar and the driver received a 90-day roadside prohibition after failing a breathalyzer. The same evening a man was found parked on the sidewalk on Duncan Avenue. Police spoke to the driver who was issued a 90-day roadside prohibition after refusing to provide a breath sample.

A male driving on Green Mountain Road took a turn quickly and drove off the road. The man failed a roadside breathalyzer and was issued a 90-day roadside prohibition.

On Nov. 27 an intoxicated male was located driving in Penticton. The man was issued a 90-day roadside prohibition, and RCMP reported that he was extremely drunk and belligerent as well as aggressive toward police. The man was held in cells overnight and released the next morning.

“There was not any extra enforcement specifically targeting (drunk driving),” Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said.

Stolen tools found in vehicle

On Nov. 27 Police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle in Okanagan Falls. The driver was an unlicensed prohibited driver and a number of stolen power tools were found in the vehicle.

Police said the man is a well known prolific offender in the community.

The investigation is ongoing.

Man flees from police

Around 4 a.m. on Nov. 28 RCMP pulled over a pick-up truck when the driver ran from the vehicle.

The licence plates on the truck were stolen, however the uninsured vehicle had not been reported stolen.

The police dog squad attempted a track, but the results were negative. RCMP continue to investigate and have multiple suspects.

Three drivers slide off road

On the morning of Nov. 28 three vehicles slid off the road on Highway 3 near Yellow Lake.

Police attending the first motor vehicle incident observed two other vehicles slid off the road in icy conditions.

There were no serious injuries in the three separate incidents.

 

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