Thompson RCMP charged four people with impaired driving offences over the course of 18 hours Oct. 31-Nov. 1, according to Manitoba RCMP’s social media accounts.
The first of the four was pulled over at 9:20 a.m. after police received a report of a suspicious vehicle. The 30-year-old female driver refused to blow into a roadside screening device and was charged for refusing a breath demand. The vehicle she was driving was impounded for 60 days and she was later released on a notice to appear in Thompson provincial court.
At 4:30 p.m, officers stopped a vehicle on Cree Road and arrested the 33-year-old male driver for impaired driving and driving while disqualified. He provided breath samples that were nearly twice the legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving. He was released on a notice to appear in court at a later date.
A 32-year-old female driver pulled over on Thompson Drive North around 10 p.m. blew a warning on a roadside screening device and had her vehicle impounded for 30 days. The driver was also charged with provincial Highway Traffic Act offences including driving without a restricted driver’s licence and having alcohol in the blood or being unable to pass a drug screening while being an unlicensed driver. She was released with a notice to appear in provincial court in Thompson.
At 3 a.m. Nov. 1, police responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Mystery Lake Road. The 34-year-old female driver provided breath samples above the legal blood alcohol content limit of .08. She was charged and had her vehicle impounded for 15 days and will appear in Thompson provincial court at a later date.