Impaired Driver Arrested at Williams Lake Checkstop

Williams Lake, BC Wildfires

2017-07-24 10:45 PDT

File # 2017-5983

Just after 8 PM, last night July 23rd, Williams Lake RCMP were called to assist at a checkpoint at McLeese Lake and Beaver Road, for an impaired driver. The driver, a 35 year old man from Fort St. John, approached the check point and was stopped by the RCMP officer, who detected significant signs of impairment.

The RCMP officer at the check stop was unable to transport the male, as such a Williams Lake RCMP officer attended the location to assist. The male was subsequently arrested for Impaired Driving and is alleged to have provided breath samples more than twice the legal limit. He has since been released, with a Promise to Appear in court in mid-September.

Even with the knowledge that this area is under an evacuation order, and RCMP and CAF (Canadian Armed Forces) personnel are restricting entry at every point in the city, we continue to see Criminal Code Infractions, essentially driving up the check stops. In this case, the man not only put his own, but the lives of our officers and Canadian Forces Officers lives at risk, states RCMP Media Relations Officer Corporal Janelle Shoihet.


Released by

Cpl. Janelle Shoihet

Media Relations Officer
"E" Division Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-2929
Fax: 778-290-6114


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