The Cold Lake RCMP were on routine patrols at 3:20 am, on April 16th, when they observed a vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes,of Highway 28, after leaving the Edge Sports Lounge, in Cold Lake. The officer pulled the vehicle over and arrested the driver.
A 30 year old male from Cold Lake has been arrested for impaired driving, after providing breath samples of nearly double the legal limit. He was released with a promise to appear at Cold Lake Provincial Court on Wednesday, May 11th. He is facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level that exceeded 80 ml of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. The man was also fined $115.00 for driving left of the yellow line on a highway that had a barrier.
“Very dangerous driving, obviously, when you’re driving on the wrong side of the highway, with oncoming vehicles,” S/Sgt, of the Cold Lake Detachment, Jeremie Landry says it was a good thing the police caught the man, “it was fortunate the RCMP officer was so close and witnessed this happening . He was able to stop it, before somebody got hurt.”