Suspected drunk parks truck in middle of highway
Good Friday proved busy for the Boyle Integrated Traffic Services Unit
On Friday, April 6, 2012, at approximately 10:15 P.M., members of the Boyle Integrated Traffic Services Unit conducted an Alberta Checkstop on Highway 858 near Plamondon. Officers checked approximately 10 vehicles, over 3 hours, which resulted in several arrests and charges.
At approximately 10:30 P.M., officers checked a Southbound pickup truck. The driver, a 38 year-old male from Plamondon, was found to be driving while suspended, and consuming liquor while driving. The male initially provided false information about his name and date of birth, but once identified, was found to be bound by several court orders, which included conditions that he abstain from the possession and consumption of liquor. The male was issued a 24-hour suspension, and faces charges of driving while unauthorized, as well as two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance. He has been remanded into custody, and will appear in court in Lac La Biche on April 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
At approximately 11:55 P.M., officers checked a Northbound pickup truck. The driver, a 39 year-old male from Oregon, USA, failed a roadside screening device, and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The male was transported to Lac La Biche, where he provided breath samples of nearly twice the legal limit of .08 mgs%. The male was released from custody on $2500 bail, and will appear in court in Lac La Biche on April 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
Stopped in the Road
Later that night, at approximately 3:20 A.M., members of the Boyle Integrated Traffic Services Unit encountered a pickup truck parked across the Westbound lane of Highway 663 near Caslan.
The driver, a 51 year-old male from Lac La Biche, was found to be heavily intoxicated, and behind the wheel of the idling vehicle. The male was subsequently arrested for impaired care and control of a motor vehicle, and provided breath samples three times over the legal limit of .08 mgs%. The male has been released from custody, and will appear in court in Boyle on May 22, 2012, at 10:00 A.M.
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