by Trail Champion on Tuesday Mar 07 2023
On Sunday, March 5, at 12:10 a.m., frontline Trail RCMP officers observed a 54-year-old Fruitvale man leave a licensed establishment with a beer in hand and attempt to drive off in his vehicle from the parking lot in the 1800 block of Hwy 3B in Fruitvale, according to Trail NCO/ic Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
"The officers detained the man and his vehicle before he could drive away," Wicentowich said. "The officers noticed that the man had upward of 100 empty beer cans in his vehicle as well as a full case of beer on the back seat.
"The officer entered into an impaired driving investigation. A demand was read to the man, who provided a sample of breath roadside that resulted in a warn."
The 54-year-old Fruitvale man was issued a three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) under section 215 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act.
I advise everyone against the wheel in one hand, beer in the other, driving technique,. Wicentowich said.