Despite roadside driving suspension, drunk driver and friends take taxi in search of more booze at Osoyoos liquor outlet

By on June 13, 2013

Some people don’t know when they’ve had too much to drink.

Osoyoos RCMP received a call June 4 that a local pub denied entry to a group of four people because they were drunk, but the group had driven away.

Shortly thereafter, police stopped a 2010 Dodge Ram that was driving at night with the headlights off. The same group of four people were in the vehicle, say police.

The driver appeared to be impaired and was given two breath tests with roadside screening devices. The 32-year-old man from Kelowna failed both tests and received an immediate 90-day driving prohibition. The truck was also impounded for 30 days.

It didn’t end there.

The four intoxicated people left by taxi and were then seen trying to buy liquor from a local liquor outlet. Police intervened and the four were denied service and sent on their way.

The liquor outlet is not allowed to serve intoxicated customers.

An enforcement effort Friday stopped more than 100 vehicles, but there were no impaired arrests.

Police investigate vehicle break-in

Police are investigating a vehicle break-in on Main Street that may have been an attempt to steal the 2002 Honda Accord.

Osoyoos RCMP said a window on the driver’s side was smashed sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning. The car had been parked in the 8100 block of Main Street.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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