Police say a 36-year-old Colwood woman had her vehicle impounded and was handed a 90-day driving ban after allegedly driving while impaired.
West Shore RCMP say they received a report of someone driving erratically in the 3700-block of Sooke Road in Metchosin at around 10:30 p.m. March 27.
When an officer tracked down the vehicle described in the report, they “observed symptoms consistent with impairment by alcohol” and spotted open liquor next to the driver, police said
The woman was served an immediate 90-day roadside prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
Police are crediting the person who reported the driver for providing a detailed description of the vehicle, its licence plate number and location.
“When we receive immediate detailed reports providing the above mentioned information, it can really assist our officers in promptly locating the erratic and impaired drivers,” said Const. Meghan Groulx, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.
Immediate roadside prohibitions can be handed out to suspected impaired drivers for periods of three, seven, 30 or 90 days under B.C.’s Motor Vehicle Act, and criminal charges can be laid separately.