Thompson RCMP make two impaired driving arrests in 15 minutes

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.

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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.

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