Driver fails roadside test

Police Briefs from the May 6 issue of the Grand Forks Gazette

RCMP

Vernon driver fails ASD

On April 25 at 12:33 a.m. RCMP observed a vehicle in the downtown area. The vehicle was stopped and the four occupants were checked by police.

“The driver of the vehicle couldn’t produce a driver’s licence,” said Cpl. Richard Lanz. “He had an odour of alcohol coming from him. An ASD (approved screening device) demand was read. He provided a sample of his breath which read a fail.”

The driver of the vehicle was issued a 90-day IRP (immediate roadside prohibition) and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

“The vehicle he was driving happened to be a courtesy vehicle from a dealership in Vernon,” added Lanz.

The driver, a 22-year-old male from Vernon, was charged with having no valid driver’s licence.

Driver known to police

On May 2 at 1:15 p.m., police observed a vehicle on Boundary Drive near Central Avenue.

“The driver of the vehicle was known to police and a traffic stop was conducted,” said Lanz.

“The driver turned in behind the Shell Station. Upon investigation, (it was

determined) that the driver was a prohibited driver.”

Lanz said that charges are being submitted for driving while prohibited and the vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

The driver was a 23-year-old male from Grand Forks.

No headlights

On May 3 at 8:31 p.m., police observed a vehicle on Highway 41 (to Danville) with no headlights.

“Police turned around and observed the vehicle travelling and crossing the white line onto the shoulder,” said Lanz. “The vehicle was stopped. The driver showed

signs that he had been drinking.”

Lanz said that an ASD demand was read and the driver recorded a fail.

“A 90-day IRP was issued along with a 30-day vehicle impoundment,” said Lanz.

The driver of the vehicle was a 73-year-old male from Grand Forks.

Woman given driving prohibition

On May 3 at 9:44 p.m., a vehicle was stopped near Boundary Drive and Central Avenue by police and checked for licence, registration and driver sobriety.

“An odour of liquor was noticed on the driver,” said Lanz. “An ASD demand was given.”

The driver, a 58-year-old female from Grand Forks, was given a 24-hour driving prohibition as a result.