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Three impaired drivers arrested in one night: RCMP

Takes 2022’s toll to 26 impaired driver arrests
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There have been 26 impaired driving charges laid in Yellowknife since the beginning of the year. Three of them occurred between Monday night and early Tuesday morning, according to the RCMP.

Three impaired drivers have been arrested in one night, according to Yellowknife RCMP.

The following incidents occurred between Monday night and early Tuesday morning:

-March 7 at 8:29 p.m., a 53-year-old man was arrested following a single-vehicle collision on the Ingraham Trail. He blew twice the legal limit and was uninjured.

-March 8 at 3:03 a.m., a 20-year-old man was arrested at a traffic stop for speeding on 50 Avenue. An impaired driving charge followed after a breath sample was taken.

-March 8 at 4:59 a.m. a 27-year-old woman was arrested at a traffic stop on 52 Avenue. A breath sample was later determined to be above the legal limit for alcohol while driving.

All of these drivers have been released and will appear in court at a later date, the police stated.

So far in 2022, Yellowknife RCMP have arrest a total of 26 impaired drivers and remind the public of their role in keeping roads safe.

If you suspect or are aware of an impaired driver, call, 9-1-1. Providing as much information as possible regarding the vehicle, driver, location and direction of travel can help police get impaired drivers off the road.