A Vernon woman is facing a second potential impaired driving charge after allegedly attending the RCMP detachment while under the influence.
Police say the woman was there Wednesday to provide fingerprints on another impaired driving charge from a single vehicle incident on Silver Star Road in May.
“While dealing with officers inside the detachment, the officers could smell a strong odour of liquor on the woman and cautioned her not to drive her vehicle upon leaving. The woman allegedly advised she would be calling a cab, however when she left the detachment, she got into her vehicle and drove away,” says Cst. Kelly Brett.
The driver failed to stop when police tried to pull her over.
“Subsequently the officer had to pull his vehicle up beside the driver’s side window with lights and sirens activated for her to notice the officer attempting to pull the vehicle over,” says Brett, the detachment’s new media relations officer.
The woman blew a fail on a roadside screening test.
“She was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Vernon RCMP Detachment where she provided breath samples in excess of 3 times the legal limit.”
The 37 year old woman was held in custody prior to her court date on Thursday.