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Several people nabbed for impaired driving after leaving ball diamonds

Prince George RCMP are reminding the public to make sure they are enjoying themselves responsibly when it comes to celebrating, or commiserating, a sports teams’ wins and losses.

On May 28, police officers with the Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Services unit were patrolling in the area of Domano Boulevard and St. Lawrence Avenue and witnessed several vehicles leaving the softball diamond in the area.

Police stopped four drivers in between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. who were found to be driving while impaired by alcohol. Investigators used an approved screening device to determine the drivers’ levels of impairment: three of the four drivers produced a “fail” reading, and the fourth driver produced a “warn” reading.

“If you are old enough to buy liquor then you are old enough to understand the consequences of driving while impaired,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “Make alternative arrangements to get home safely without putting yourself and the motorists around you in jeopardy.”

The drivers who produced a “fail” reading were issued 90-day driving prohibitions and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days. The driver with the “warn” reading was issued a three-day driving prohibition and their vehicle was impounded for three days.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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