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Smithers Police take three impaired drivers off the road in one night

You might save a life.

Those are the words from Smithers RCMP as they are reminding anyone who suspects someone may be driving under the influence.

This is as Smithers BC Highway Patrol removed three impaired drivers off the roads in the community last night.

According to police, a Highway Patrol member noticed odd driving behaviour from a vehicle who then completed a traffic stop.

Police said the investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of cannabis from recent use and was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition and a violation ticket.

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Following that event another traffic stop was conducted by a police member to check for drivers sobriety.

The driver denied drinking and two roadside breath tests were complete which came up with “WARN” readings.

They were issued a three day Notice of Driving Prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for three days.

The third impaired driver happened in the late evening when a Highway Patrol member observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign.

A traffic stop was then conducted and an investigation was completed.

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It found that the vehicle did not have any valid insurance and a breath demand occurred.

Two roadside breath tests were done and both resulted in “FAIL” readings.

The driver was issued a 90 day Notice of Driving Prohibition, the vehicle was impounded for 30 days and a violation ticket was issued.

Smithers RCMP are reminding anyone who believes someone may be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to call 9-1-1 or the Smithers Detachment.

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