Impaired driver facing over $5000 in fines: BC

West Shore, BC – On October 15th 2020, at approximately 8:30 a.m. the West Shore RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver on the Trans Canada Highway near Leigh Rd.

A witness described driving behind a 2019 GMC Yukon that was swerving in the lane. West Shore RCMP frontline officers pulled the vehicle over on Jacklin Rd near Langford Parkway. The driver was identified as a 29 year old woman who is resident of Victoria and was exhibiting symptoms of alcohol impairment.

Over $5000 in fines
Over $5000 in fines

Frontline officers conducted an impaired driving investigation and on top of the driver being impaired, the vehicle had no insurance and was displaying the wrong licence plates all together. The woman was issued a $598 violation ticket for no insurance, a $109 ticket for displaying the wrong licence plate, an immediate roadside driving prohibition for 90 days, the vehicle was towed and impounded for a 30 day period.

When all is said and done the estimated cost associated to a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition is about $4730, add on the violations tickets for no insurance and displaying the wrong plates, and this driver is looking at a bill of over $5000. Not only is impaired driving one of the leading causes of collision related death, it’s also incredibly costly. We are thankful to the witness who reported this impaired driver, their report helped us improve public safety by taking an impaired driver off the road, said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

West Shore RCMP

File # 2020-18020

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