Police require air horn to stop drunk driver after lights and siren elicit no response
On Jan. 29, at 12:11 a.m., a front line Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was conducting a patrol when he spotted a white 1994 Camry passenger car being driven erratically on Schoefield Highway in Warfield, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich..
“The front line RCMP officer reportedly activated his emergency lights and sirens, but the vehicle allegedly failed to stop as directed by the officer,” Wicentowich said in a press release Tuesday. “The police officer then activated his air horn in a further attempt to get the driver’s attention, to which the driver reacted and came to a stop.
“The officer detected an odour of liquor emanating from the driver while roadside, and entered into an impaired driving investigation. A demand was read to the man, who provided a sample of breath roadside which resulted in a fail.”
The 21-year-old Rossland man was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) under section 215 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act (MVA). His vehicle was impounded for a period of at least 30-days.