Woman faces second impaired driving charge

Vernon woman came in to deal with first charge from May when a strong odour of liquor was detected

A Vernon woman is facing her second potential charge of impaired driving after reporting to the RCMP for fingerprints on an unrelated impaired driving charge from May 2017.

The 37-year-old woman attended the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP detachment Wednesday to provide fingerprints. She had been charged with impaired driving resulting from an motor-vehicle incident on Silver Star Road where she was the single occupant and driver of the vehicle.

“While dealing with officers inside the detachment, a strong odour of liquor on the woman was detected and she was cautioned not to drive her vehicle upon leaving,” said Const. Kelly Brett.

“The woman allegedly advised she would be a calling a cab. However, when she left the detachment, she got into her vehicle and drove away.”

An officer quickly caught up with the vehicle and attempted to pull it over, however the woman driver failed to do so. Subsequently the officer had to pull his vehicle up beside the driver’s side window with lights and sirens activated for her to notice the officer attempting to pull the vehicle over.

“The attending officer made contact with the driver and detected possible signs of alcohol intoxication,” said Brett. “The investigator then provided the driver with a demand who provided samples of her breath roadside which resulted in a fail.”

As a result, the investigator provided the driver with another demand. She was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the RCMP Detachment where she provided breath samples in excess of three times the legal limit.

She was held in custody and slated to appear in Vernon Provincial Court.

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