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YK RCMP Respond to Several Impaired Drivers Over Long Weekend

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The Yellowknife RCMP responded to several impaired drivers over the long weekend.

On July 30th, at approximately 3:04 AM, the Yellowknife RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle near Bison Estates. The driver of the vehicle displayed signs of impairment by alcohol and failed a roadside screening device. The driver, a 23 year-old woman from Hay River, was arrested for impaired driving and later provided samples of their breath more than the legal limit.

Later that day, at 8:53 PM, the Yellowknife RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle on Williams Avenue. The driver of the vehicle displayed signs of impairment by alcohol and was subsequently arrested for impaired driving. The driver, a 38 year-old man from Quebec, later provided samples of their breath more than 2.5 times the legal limit.

On July 31st, at 2:30 AM, the Yellowknife RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle with no headlights being operated by the Sandstone Apartments. The traffic stop determined the driver, a 25 year-old man from Yellowknife, was impaired by alcohol. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and provided samples of their breath twice the legal limit.

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Also on July 31st, around 11:28 AM, the Yellowknife RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle at the intersection of Matonabee Street and Gitzel Street after observing the driver of the vehicle stick an open bottle of alcohol out of their window. The driver, a 21 year-old man from Yellowknife, failed a roadside screening device and later provided samples of their breath more than the legal limit.

All of these drivers face impaired driving charges and will appear in court at a later date.

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