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.