Police hand out three roadside suspensions and arrest two people for impaired driving

Thompson RCMP handed out three driving suspensions and arrested two people for impaired driving in a span of less than 32 hours Sept. 11-12.

A large truck towing a utility trailer was pulled over on Cree Road around 1 a.m. Sept. 11 and the Winnipeg driver failed a roadside screening test for alcohol impairment. The driver was issued a 90-day driving suspension and the truck and trailer were impounded.

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On Friday morning just before 10 am. a vehicle was stopped for speeding in the school zone on Princeton Drive. The driver from Thompson failed a roadside screening test for drug impairment and was arrested and subsequently released to appear in court at a later date.

Around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Thompson RCMP on patrol saw a speeding vehicle on Thompson Drive South nearly crash and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, from Thompson, displayed signs of alcohol impairment, police say, and failed a roadside screening test. A 90-day driving suspension was handed out and the vehicle was impounded.

Around 1 a.m. Sept. 12, a vehicle was pulled over after police saw it speeding on Thompson Drive near Westwood Drive. The Thompson driver showed signs of alcohol impairment and failed a roadside screening test, receiving a three-day driving suspension and having their vehicle impounded as a result.

Police conducted a traffic stop near the Royal Canadian Legion around 8 a.m Saturday morning after receiving a report of an impaired driver near the junction of Provincial Road 391 and Provincial Road 280. They arrested the driver from Split Lake, who provided breath samples nearly three times the legal limit. He was released to appear in court at a later date and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

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