The Yellowknife RCMP are once again reminding the public of the dangers of impaired driving after a single vehicle collision occurred earlier this week.
On November 28th, Yellowknife officers responded to a call at 11:52 pm of a motor vehicle collision on Franklin Avenue. It was determined that the vehicle had collided with a concrete barrier at high speeds. The passenger side of the vehicle was severely damaged, but fortunately, nobody was injured.
The driver of the vehicle was taken to the Yellowknife detachment and provided breath samples that were well over twice the legal limit. Charges of impaired driving and impaired driving while over the legal limit are now pending for the 32-year-old Yellowknife woman.
The RCMP are using this incident as another reminder of how dangerous impaired driving can be. As holiday party season is fast approaching, the RCMP would like to remind drivers to plan ahead and make sure they have a sober designated driver.
Impaired driving continues to be a significant issue in the Northwest Territories and is a preventable cause of injuries and deaths. Anyone who suspects a driver is impaired is asked to call 911.