Impaired Driver Picked up at Williams Lake Checkpoint
Williams Lake, B.C. – A 35 year old man from Fort St. John is facing a charge of impaired driving after being picked up at an RCMP checkpoint.
According to police, around 8 last night, Williams Lake RCMP were called to assist at a checkpoint at McLeese Lake and Beaver Road, for an impaired driver. The driver had approached the check pont where he was stopped by a Mountie who detected significant signs of impairment.
The RCMP officer at the check stop was unable to transport the male , so the call was made for Williams Lake RCMP to assist.
The male was subsequently arrested for Impaired Driving and is alleged to have been over twice the legal limit.
He has since been released, with a Promise to Appear in court in mid-September.
Even with the knowledge that this area is under an evacuation order, and RCMP and CAF (Canadian Armed Forces) personnel are restricting entry at every point in the city, we continue to see Criminal Code Infractions, essentially driving up the check stops” says RCMP Media Relations Officer Corporal Janelle Shoihet “In this case, the man not only put his own, but the lives of our officers and Canadian Forces Officers lives at risk