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2 Women Charged with Impaired Driving After Getting Stuck in Snowbank

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A 23-year-old woman and a 26-year-old woman both from Lansdowne were charged with impaired driving after getting their car stuck in a snowbank.  

 

On March 16, 2017 at approximately 1:10 a.m. police were called to the area of Queen Street and Division Street regarding a vehicle stuck in the snow. Officers found the vehicle stuck in the snowbank on the south side of Queen Street, facing east. Officers spoke to the two females standing beside the vehicle and determined they had both been in the car, and both were intoxicated by alcohol. There were no witnesses present at the scene and Officers were unable to determine who had been driving.

 

Both females were arrested for public intoxication and brought to police headquarters. A short time later officers were able to speak with witnesses and learned that both females had taken turns behind the wheel.

 

The 23-year-old female was given the breath demand. She provided two breath samples and was found to have approximately 3 times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

 

The 26-year-old female was given the breath demand. She provided two breath samples and was found to have approximately 2 times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

 

 

Both females were charged with impaired driving and operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol. The 26-year-old was additionally charged with drive while disqualified.

 

Both accused were later released on a Promise to Appear (PTA) with a future court date. Their driver’s licence would be automatically suspended for 90 days and each would face a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.