Suspect blows three times limit: twice

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP members had to deal with the same suspected impaired driver two days in a row.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP members had to deal with the same suspected impaired driver two days in a row.

Vernon officers were called just before 3 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a mini-van hitting two parked cars in the areas of 29th Street and 41st Avenue. That investigation led to a 51-year-old man being charged with impaired driving.

“The suspect had readings more than three times the legal limit,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Then, on Thursday, at around 3:45 p.m., Armstrong police were called about a man driving in such a manner that the caller felt the driver was intoxicated.

“The suspect and vehicle were located on Becker Street in Armstrong,” said Molendyk. “The driver was again brought in for impaired driving and, for the second day in a row, the suspect blew more than three times the legal limit.”

Kenneth R. Knutson of Vernon was charged with two counts of impaired driving, two counts of driving with a blood/alcohol level of higher than .08 and one count under the Motor Vehicle Act of prohibited driving.

Knutston has been remanded into custody pending his next scheduled court appearance.