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YK RCMP Charge Two Impaired Drivers Over the Weekend

On September 10th, at approximately 10:32 AM, the Yellowknife RCMP received a tip from the community in Dettah of an impaired driver which was enroute to Yellowknife. A subsequent traffic stop on the Ingraham Trail ensued after this vehicle observed by police to cross the shoulder divider of the road multiple times. The driver failed a roadside screening device and later provided samples of their breath more than twice the legal limit. A 29 year-old woman from Yellowknife faces impaired driver charges.

Later in the day, at approximately 6:37 PM, the Yellowknife RCMP received a report of an erratic driver near the Sand Pits in Yellowknife as vehicle had been observed to bounce off the ditch multiple times. A patrol was made and the suspect vehicle was located. A 62 year-old man from Ontario failed a roadside screening device and later provided samples of their breath nearly three times the legal limit. This man now faces impaired driving charges.

The public play a significant role in keeping our roadways safe. Anyone who suspects impaired driving contact the Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111.

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