Impaired driving charges pending after traffic stops June 21 and June 23

Three motorists were stopped by Thompson RCMP June 21-23 on suspicion of impaired driving.

Thompson RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling slowly and weaving on Highway 6 around 1:15 a.m. June 21. The driver failed a roadside alcohol screening test and was arrested. Breath samples provided later were above the legal limit for blood alcohol content and charges are pending.

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A vehicle was stopped around 1 p.m. Friday after police received a complaint of a driver who appeared to be falling asleep while driving. The driver appeared confused and tired and police determined that they were impaired by alcohol. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and later failed to provide suitable breath samples to police and charges are pending.

RCMP officers said they smelled burnt cannabis after stopping a vehicle around 12:45 a.m. June 23 on Mystery Lake Road. The driver was arrested for drug impaired driving and provided a blood sample. Charges are pending if the blood test results come back positive for drugs, police say

“Road safety has been and will continue to be a top priority for the RCMP, and we are committed to eliminating impaired driving and the tragedies that are all too often associated with this high-risk behaviour” said Thompson RCMP Const. Sandy Deibert in a news release.

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