A 39-year-old Calgary man has been found guilty of impaired driving charges after an accident in Sparwood last week.
The man appeared in Cranbrook court on April 4 after a single vehicle accident near the entrance to the Elkview mine.
He was charged with impaired driving with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (over 80).
The driver was arrested after the RCMP found that the man was impaired and was driving a company vehicle that he took from Calgary. The man has an extensive driving record including many impaired driving charges.
After investigating, RCMP discovered that the man had been issued a Canada-wide driving prohibition.
The man has been sentenced to 17 months in jail and will have to attend alcohol counselling.