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Two drivers lose vehicles after Salmon Arm RCMP check for impairment

Incidents in Salmon Arm and Canoe lead to driving prohibitions, impounding of vehicles
Two vehicles were impounded after Salmon Arm RCMP checked drivers for impairment in January 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP took two impaired drivers off the road.

On Jan. 14, officers responded to a call on 3rd Street SW where they found a “confused” driver, reported Staff Sgt. Scott West.

After detecting the smell of alcohol, police determined the driver was impaired and served them with a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition. Their vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Two days later, RCMP received a report of a vehicle stuck in a ditch on Park Hill Road in Canoe. West said officers quickly determined the driver was intoxicated. After he failed a roadside screening breath test, he too was served an immediate driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

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Martha Wickett

About the Author: Martha Wickett

came to Salmon Arm in May of 2004 to work at the Observer. I was looking for a change from the hustle and bustle of the Lower Mainland, where I had spent more than a decade working in community newspapers.
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