RCMP has beefed up its drinking and driving patrols for national safety week, but it didn’t take a check stop to catch one drunk driver on Tuesday night — she plowed into a median right in front of a police officer.
The 28-year-old Kamloops woman was driving along Tranquille Road at around 1 a.m. when she apparently lost control of her vehicle at Fortune Drive.
As an RCMP member looked on, the woman veered and crashed into the center media. The incident was deemed a minor collision that caused no injuries.
But when the officer attended to the lone driver, he immediately spotted signs of intoxication. She was brought back to the detachment and given a breathalyser, which revealed that she was more than three times over the legal limit of .08.
She was released later that morning with a promissory condition for a court appearance.
In recognition of national safety week this first week of May, RCMP, ICBC and the Roadsafe B.C. program are enhancing efforts to target drunk drivers.
“Counter Attack and check stop initiatives will be happening regularly as we head into the summer months,” states an RCMP news release.
“The victim of one impaired driver is one victim to many.”