There’s blowing slightly over the legal limit, and then there’s disregarding the limit altogether.
Langley RCMP tweeted about an incident that highlights the latter, where a driver was grossly over the limit.
On Wednesday, April 4th, RCMP tweeted about an incident where a 45-year-old woman was arrested for driving into a parked vehicle.
Not only did she recklessly crash, but she blew over the legal limit. Specifically, the woman provided samples of her breath in excess of four times the legal limit.
What makes the story particularly shocking, however, is when it took place – just after 12:30 PM in the afternoon.
Her vehicle collided with a parked car in the 21900 block of 48 Avenue on March 17th; however, no injuries were sustained. The vehicles incurred minor damage.
— Langley RCMP (@LangleyRCMP) April 4, 2018
Only one month prior, RCMP reported a similar incident. On February 19th, another woman drove her vehicle off the road and into the ditch colliding with a telephone pole in the 22400 block of 16th Avenue.
She was able to get her vehicle out of the ditch and continued westbound on 16th Avenue. She made it two blocks before finding her way into a second ditch. Afterward, she provided a breath sample nearly four times the legal limit. Again, this instance was also just after 12:30 PM in the afternoon.
“Langley RCMP will continue to aggressively pursue impaired drivers and we ask the community to take this as seriously as we do. Please continue your vigilance against impaired driving by demonstrating your intolerance. Report all instances to Police where you feel the driver may be impaired,” stated Cpl. Holly LARGY, media spokesperson for Langley RCMP.
If you have been drinking, please do not drink and drive.
There are many cost efficient alternate forms of transportation including, buses, cabs, sky train, call a friend or family member – do everything you can to keep yourself and those around you safe.