RCMP: Driver of rolled pickup tests positive for liquor impairment

Sunshine Coast RCMP reported the following for May 14 to 21:

• On May 16, shortly after midnight, RCMP and paramedics were dispatched to a report that a vehicle had crashed and rolled over in Davis Bay. The male driver (the sole occupant) luckily avoided serious injury as his Ford F150 pickup truck was destroyed in the crash. The driver was exhibiting signs of impairment and told the attending officer he had been drinking and driving. The driver was transported to the detachment where he tested positive for liquor impairment and charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle have been forwarded to Crown counsel. The file is still under investigation.

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Impaired Driving

On May 19, an RCMP officer observed a black Jeep speeding well over the posted speed limit on the highway in Halfmoon Bay. Police stopped the vehicle and the driver exited the vehicle stating she was lost. An odour of liquor was detected as well as admission of drinking alcohol. The driver was given a roadside alcohol screening test and provided two samples which both registered as a “Fail.” The driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, her vehicle was impounded for 30 days and she was issued tickets for failing to provide a driver’s licence, speed over the posted limit and failure to display an “N.”

Mailbox Theft

• On May 17, police received a report from Canada Post that the mailbox in the 5700 block of Naylor Road had been broken into. It appeared that the outgoing mail door had been pried open. Anyone with any information is asked to call the RCMP and reference file 19-2973.

Found Property

• On May 16, a cell phone was located on Soames Road and was left at the Gibsons RCMP office. Owner can attend the detachment to claim the phone.

– Const. Karen Whitby, Sunshine Coast RCMP


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