Take vehicle without consent leads to impaired driving charge


2022-11-29 10:10 HNP

Dossier nº 2022-12296

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On Monday, November 28, 2022, Kitimat RCMP received a report of a take vehicle without consent from the Kitimat area. BC Highway patrol Terrace was provided a description and license plate of the vehicle.

At approximately 2:30 P.M a Terrace BCHP member patrolling Provincial Highway 16 located the suspect vehicle travelling westbound in an erratic manner near Kasiks River, east of Terrace, BC.

A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver, a 32 year old woman, was arrested for impaired driving and take vehicle without consent. Breath samples were subsequently obtained and determined the driver's blood alcohol concentration was twice the legal limit.

The accused was released from police custody and criminal charges will be forwarded to BC Prosecution Services for consideration.

Impaired Driving remains one of the top causes of criminal death in British Columbia. As we approach the holiday season, we would like to remind the public to plan a safe ride home. 

By finding an alternative way home such as transit, cabs, or a designated driver you can help ensure that you, and people sharing the road with you, get to their destination safely, said Sgt Shawn McLaughlin, BCHP Terrace.

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Cap. Serge Bruneau

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