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,
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.