Thompson RCMP arrested two people for impaired driving 15 minutes apart July 16.
The first arrest occurred after police received a report of an impaired driver at Trapper's Tavern around 11:25 p.m. Officers responded and conducted a traffic stop with the suspect, a 30-year-old man from Thompson, who was displaying signs of impairment by alcohol. He was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and later provided breath samples more than three times higher than the legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving.
The second arrest came after police on patrol saw a vehicle drive through a red light at Princeton Drive and Station Road around 11:40 p.m.. The vehicle was pulled over and police observed signs of alcohol impairment in the 36-year-old male driver from Oxford House. He was arrested and later failed to provide sufficient breath samples for blood alcohol testing.
Both men are charged with impaired driving.