Jasper, Alberta – In less than 24 hours, Jasper RCMP officers located and arrested two impaired drivers.
During the early hours of April 6th, 2017 Jasper RCMP stopped a vehicle on Connaught Drive and conducted a sobriety check with the driver. The male driver was placed on a roadside screening device and failed the test. He was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and was transported to the Jasper RCMP Detachment where he provided samples of his breath. The 22 year old resident of Jasper was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. His driver’s licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded.
On April 7th, 2017 at approximately midnight, Jasper RCMP received a complaint for a possible impaired driver. A concerned citizen advised police that an intoxicated female had stumbled out of the Downstream and had driven away. RCMP officers were able to locate the vehicle driving on Pine Avenue. The female driver was placed on a roadside screening device and failed the test. She was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and was transported to the Jasper RCMP Detachment where she provided samples of her breath. The 21 year old female, also a resident of Jasper, was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Her driver’s licence was suspended and her vehicle was impounded.
During their interactions with police, both subjects attempted to hide their consumption of alcohol from the officers.
Impaired driving continues to be the leading cause of accidents in Canada with over a thousand people being killed every year in impairment-related crashes. Jasper RCMP officers continue to be out in full force every day and every night in an attempt to locate and remove impaired drivers from our roads and ensure safe driving behaviours of all motorists. The Jasper RCMP also encourages you to call 911 if you suspect a driver is impaired.