Columbia Valley RCMP Arrest Man for Impaired Driving With Children

(Supplied by Southeast District RCMP)

Columbia Valley RCMP pulled over and arrested a driver on the weekend that was reportedly impaired and travelling with three children inside his vehicle through Kootenay National Park.

Receiving numerous reports of a potentially impaired driver in Kootenay National Park along Highway 93 South Friday afternoon, RCMP said the motorist was reported to have been driving shoulder to shoulder and stopping at one point to throw up on the side of the highways.

"Officers responded and located the vehicle as it crossed the highway centre line forcing a police vehicle onto the shoulder near Stoddart Creek Road and Highway 93/95," said Columbia Valley RCMP. "A traffic stop was conducted and an impaired driving investigation was initiated which resulted in the driver, a 42-year-old male from Calgary, being arrested for impaired driving."

RCMP said the three children inside the vehicle were all under the age of six, as they reached out to the children's mothers to make arrangements to get them home safe and sound.

"The driver provided breath samples that were over the legal limit," added RCMP. "The vehicle was towed and impounded."

Police held the man in cells until he sobered up, releasing him on a Promise to Appear in court.

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