Four impaired drivers pulled over on Thompson streets over the weekend

Thompson RCMP say they stopped four impaired drivers on city streets in just over 48 hours this weekend.

A vehicle was stopped just after midnight Dec. 19 at the intersection of Mystery Lake Road and Station Road after officers saw it maker a turn into oncoming traffic and swerve. Police say the driver displayed signs of alcohol impairment and failed a roadside screening test before later providing breath samples over the legal blood alcohol content limit of .08 and was released with a notice to appear in court at a later date.

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A few hours later, just after 3 a.m., police saw a vehicle nearly drive into a snowbank on Maple Street. The vehicle was stopped and police determined the driver was impaired by cannabis. The driver was then released with a notice to appear in court at a later date.

On Saturday night around 10 p.m. police stopped a vehicle after it left a beer vendor. The driver displayed signs of alcohol impairment and failed a roadside screening test and was issued an immediate 90-day driving suspension. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

At 12:45 a.m. Dec. 21 police saw a driver who had been suspended from driving two days before behind the wheel of a vehicle on Princeton Drive. The driver failed a roadside screening test and later provided breath samples over the legal limit and was released on a notice to appear in court at a later date.

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