Drunk driver pulled over after near miss in roundabout

A “missing” car turned up with a drunk driver inside.

A mistaken report of a stolen car helped alert police to a drunk driver on March 29.

Just before 1 p.m., the Langley RCMP were called about a stolen car in the Murrayville area.

Officers headed out to investigate, but the car owner quickly called back to say that he had found the car, and it was just parked somewhere else, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

A Traffic Section officer driving in the area noticed the vehicle, and saw it almost hit another car in a roundabout.

The officer pulled over the driver, and after noticing signs of impairment, got a breath sample from the driver. The driver failed the roadside test.

The 57-year-old Langley man behind the wheel was given a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition, and his vehicle was impounded.

Largy said that local police remain vigilant in catching impaired drivers, and reminded drivers that choosing to drink and hit the roads can have serious financial and legal consequences, including jail. They could also take a life.

 

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