Man busted for impaired driving gets caught second time in one weekend

Alberta man busted twice for impaired driving on Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke in one weekend.

An Alberta man is facing a number of charges after being caught driving drunk near Revelstoke on Friday, and then taking off without a license to Sicamous on Saturday.

On Friday, Sept. 21, the RCMP were advised of a possible impaired driver heading westbound from Glacier National Park on the Trans-Canada Highway.

“The vehicle was reported to be passing on blind corners, maintaining an unsafe speed and nearly causing accidents,” said Const. Gary McLaughlin of the Revelstoke RCMP and Trans-Canada East Traffic Services.

The vehicle was pulled over near the Meadows on the Sky Parkway in Revelstoke. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and provided breath samples three times the legal limit.

The next day, the man showed up drunk at RCMP detachment to retrieve his drivers license. “He was refused and advised not to drive,” said McLaughlin.

Ignoring the advice, the man got into his vehicle and drive off. The RCMP went after him and caught up with him near Sicamous, where he was kept in police custody and charged with a number of driving offences.

The man is a repeat offender for impaired driving, the RCMP said.

A 29-year-old from Airdrie, Alta., is scheduled to appear in Revelstoke court in November.

Note: An earlier version of this article said the man was charged twice for impaired driving. In fact, the second time he was caught, he was not charged with being impaired.