RCMP Northwest Traffic Services has arrested a man for impaired driving, who was hauling a travel trailer, on Hwy. 104 in Sutherlands Lake.
On September 16, 2022, at approximately 2:45 p.m., an RCMP officer with RCMP Northwest Traffic Services was travelling on Hwy. 104 in Sutherlands Lake when he observed a pickup truck, that was hauling a travel trailer, travelling in the opposite direction. The RCMP officer observed, on radar, that the pickup truck was travelling at 153 km/h in a 110 km/h zone. The RCMP officer was approaching a u-turn ramp in the median and activated his emergency lights and siren. A traffic stop was then completed on the pickup truck.
The RCMP officer noted that the driver, a 37-year-old Alberta man, was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to the Oxford Detachment where he provided samples of breath that were over three times the legal limit.
The man was held in custody overnight due to his level of impairment and was released the following morning on September 17. He will be facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Impaired Operation of a Conveyance – 80mg% or over. He was also issued a Summary Offence Ticket for speeding. He will appear in Amherst Provincial Court on November 18, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.