Three impaired drivers arrested in Thompson in 12-hour span on the weekend

Thompson RCMP arrested three people for impaired driving, including one who was involved in a hit-and-run collision, over the course of 12 hours May 1-2.

The first arrest occurred in the afternoon, after police received a complaint of a rear-end collision at Princeton Drive and Thompson Drive, near Mystery Lake Road. Officers received information that led them to locate the suspect vehicle at an address on Poplar Crescent. A 28-year-old woman was arrested for impaired driving and taken to the detachment, where she provided breath samples that were more than twice the legal limit of 80 mg % (.08) while driving. She is due to appear in court July 28 on charges of driving with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit and failing to stop after an accident. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle seized and impounded,

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Around 10 p.m. an RCMP officer saw a vehicle driving erratically near the Thompson Inn and pulled it over. The 54-year-old male driver provided a breath sample into a roadside screening device and failed. He was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition driver’s licence suspension and released from custody.

Around 1:25 a.m. May 2, police pulled over a car on Mystery Lake Road and arrested a 31-year-old female from Thompson for impaired driving. She provided breath samples over three times the legal limit at the RCMP detachment. It was also discovered that she had given police a false name and had a warrant for her arrest in The Pas on a previous impaired driving incident. She was remanded into custody on charges of impaired driving, driving with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 and obstructing a police officer. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle seized and impounded.

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