RCMP nab three impaired drivers in Elkford following June 3 collisions

Elk Valley RCMP were busy the night of June 3 in Elkford when two vehicle collision incidents resulted in the arrests of three people for impaired driving. (Courtesy of Elk Valley RCMP)Elk Valley RCMP were busy the night of June 3 in Elkford when two vehicle collision incidents resulted in the arrests of three people for impaired driving. (Courtesy of Elk Valley RCMP)
Elk Valley RCMP were busy the night of June 3 in Elkford when two vehicle collision incidents resulted in the arrests of three people for impaired driving. (Courtesy of Elk Valley RCMP)Elk Valley RCMP were busy the night of June 3 in Elkford when two vehicle collision incidents resulted in the arrests of three people for impaired driving. (Courtesy of Elk Valley RCMP)

Elk Valley RCMP had their hands full with three impaired drivers in Elkford on June 3.

The first call came in around 1:30 a.m. when police responded to a collision between a car and a retaining wall on Alpine Drive, according to a press release.

A witness said a man and woman were outside their car, described as a white BMW, and were awaiting help.

At the same time, a second collision report was received about an overturned blue Mitsubishi on Alpine Way, just down the road from the first incident.

Also on the scene was a pick up truck trying to roll the flipped Mitsubishi over.

“When RCMPolice arrived at both scenes, all individuals appeared under the influence of alcohol and all were detained for impaired driving investigations.”

The intoxicated man from the first collision identified himself as the driver and owner of the white BMW.

He was given a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) along with a 30 day vehicle impoundment.

No one was injured in the incident, but there was property damage to the retaining wall.

A witness to the second collision told the RCMP that he’d heard a loud screech and a crash.

“When RCMP arrived, a blue Mitsubishi Lancer was on its roof at the bottom of the hill.

“Next to it was a Ford pick up truck attempting to roll the Lancer onto its wheels.”

“Police further investigated the collision that resulted with the arrest of the driver of the Lancer and the driver of the Ford truck for impaired driving.”

The driver of the Ford truck refused to provide a breath sample, which resulted in the IRP.

Both men were given a 90 day IRP and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days.

No one was injured in the incident.

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