Poor driving moves set cops on suspected drunk drivers

Oak Bay police catch two drivers under the influence

Oak Bay police nabbed two drunk drivers in one night.

Last Thursday (Oct. 27), an officer saw a vehicle make an illegal U-turn on Oak Bay Avenue just after midnight. The car was pulled over and the 28-year-old driver was given a breathalyzer test after showing signs of impairment. He blew a “fail,” indicating his blood alcohol was more than 0.08 per cent.

Two hours later, an officer stopped a driver that made a wide turn from Haultain Street onto Epworth Street, then drove onto the wrong side of the road. When the officer pulled over the driver – another 28-year-old man – he noticed the driver had vomited on himself in the car. The driver blew a “fail” in a breathalyzer test.

Both earned themselves a 90-day driving ban, a 30-day impound for their cars and a $500 fine. They will each have to take a responsible driving course worth $880 and have an ignition interlock device in their vehicles for at least one year, costing about $1,600, according to the B.C. Traffic Safety Foundation.

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