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Very impaired driving
About 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, police stopped a vehicle on Third Street SW. The 53-year-old Salmon Arm driver was found to be impaired by alcohol, so the vehicle was impounded and the driver arrested. Charges of impaired driving will be forwarded to the courts. At the time of the incident, the driver was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle and was awaiting trial for another impaired driving incident that occurred in July of this year.
An hour later, at 2 p.m. Sept. 20, police received a report of a vehicle stopped on the Trans-Canada Highway. Investigation revealed the 24-year-old driver from Vernon was intoxicated by prescription drugs. The driver was relieved of his driver’s licence and the vehicle was impounded.