RCMP Report: Think before you drink

Police stop three impaired drivers in one day in Clearwater and area

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On Friday, Dec. 4, the RCMP conducted a road safety check stop in Clearwater.

A male driver displayed signs of impairment. The male subsequently provided two suitable breath samples which both registered a “WARN” on the approved screening device.

The driver was served a three-day notice of driving prohibition and his truck was towed/impounded by Clearwater Towing.

Estimated cost to get licence and vehicle back is $600.

On Dec. 4 Clearwater Traffic Services was also working a road safety check stop in Clearwater.

A male drove up to the check stop and, while speaking with police, an odor of liquor was smelled on his breath.

The male subsequently provided two suitable breath samples which both registered a “FAIL”. A 90-day immediate roadside prohibition was issued along with a 30-day vehicle impound. His truck was towed by Clearwater Towing.

On Dec. 4 Clearwater Traffic Services pulled over a male driver for speeding along Old North Thompson Highway.

When speaking with the driver, an odor of liquor was smelled.

Breath sample obtained from the driver, license and vehicle impounded for 24 hours.

The driver was also given a violation ticket for speeding. The vehicle was towed by Clearwater Towing.

Driving without a license

On Dec. 10 Clearwater Traffic Services was working a road safety check stop on Highways 5 and 24 in Little Fort.

The police officer stopped a southbound Toyota. When police asked the driver to produce his license, the driver stated he did not have one and had been driving since 1995 without one.

The driver was issued a violation ticket for no driver’s license and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Previous week’s collisions

During the past week Clearwater RCMP attended two single vehicle collisions, one multiple tractor-trailer collision, three vehicle collisions with wildlife (where two deer needed to be dispatched due to injuries) and two single vehicle collisions with rocks that had fallen on the highway.

Most of the week’s collisions were from driving too fast for road conditions.

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