Grand Forks RCMP dealt with two roadside collisions over the Halloween weekend, both allegedly related to alcohol. Mounties meanwhile dealt with a third suspected incident, which ended in a lengthy driving prohibition, according to Sgt. Darryl Peppler.
The most recent case happened at around 6:30 Halloween night, when Peppler said a 70-year-old Christina Lake man ended up in a ditch at the intersection of Highway 3 and Thompson Road. The man had his driver’s licence suspended for 90 days. His car was impounded for 30 days.
Peppler said he may recommend criminal charges related to a single-vehicle collision on the 3400-block of Carson Road, early Sunday morning, depending on the results of a blood test. The motorist involved, a 48-year-old city woman, was taken to hospital with minor injuries after allegedly driving her car off the road.
Police had pulled over a city man on North Fork Road a few hours earlier, following reports of a possible impaired driver. Peppler said the 48-year-old driver was given a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP). An IRP is not a criminal charge, but an “effective policing tool” under the Motor Vehicle Act which Peppler said bypasses the court system.
The man’s car was then impounded for 90 days.