Driver charged after Kimberley drive-thru mishap

A collision with the A&W building alerts police that something may be amiss

  • Sep. 25, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Carolyn Grant

A Kamloops man is finding a trip to a local fast food restaurant more expensive than he may have thought.

Cpl. Chris Newel of the Kimberley RCMP reports that last Friday right around noon, police were called to the Kimberley A&W after a man hit the building with his  vehicle upon exiting the drive through lane after receiving his food order.

“Upon attendance the officer noted a number of signs of alcohol consumption and read the breath demand,” Newel said. “The driver was returned to the detachment where he gave two breath samples (190 and 210 mgs), which is 2.5 times the legal limit.”

Newel says a bystander removed the keys from the vehicle and there was no attempt to flee the scene.

In addition, police searched the vehicle and came up with a pipe and marijuana, along with several alcohol containers, some full, others empty.

“There was strong evidence of marijuana consumption as well,” Newel said. “It’s believed the driver was under the influence of both marijuana and alcohol.”

And on top of that, the driver was already prohibited from driving. He now faces charges of Impaired Driving and Drive While Prohibited. His vehicle has been impounded and he was served a 90-day Administrative Driving Prohibition.

“It is very fortunate that nobody was injured in the incident,” Newel said.

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