Drug impaired motorist keep Grand Forks RCMP busy over long weekend

B.C., Grand Forks

2021-05-25 12:34 PDT

File # Grand Forks 2021: 1598, 1614, 1628

Grand Forks – Grand Forks Mounties were kept busy over May long weekend conducting several impaired by drugs investigations.

In less than a 48-hour period between May 22 and May 24, Grand Forks RCMP officers conducted 4 impaired by drug investigations in the community of Grand Forks, BC.

The first investigation started at 12:30 PM on May 22 when Mounties were called to an accident on the 2200 block of East Almond Gardens Rd. A 27-year-old Grand Forks man is being investigated for this offence. A few hours later at 4 PM, Grand Forks officers, assisted by officers from the BC Highway Patrol – Nelson conducted another Impaired by Drugs investigation on the 1600 block of Central Avenue. A 26-year-old Grand Forks man is currently under investigation for this offence.

On May 23 at 1:30 PM, Mounties conducted a traffic stop which led to the 3rd drug impaired investigation of a 45-year-old man also from Grand Forks.

Finally, on May 24, just after 7 AM, officers called to an accident on Donaldson Drive and 75th Ave. The driver of this accident just happened to be the same person from the first accident on May 22, and once again he was investigated for Drug Impaired Driving.

In all these matters, officers will continue with their investigations, collect the necessary evidence, and will present to the BC Prosecution Services for charge approval at a later time.

Drug impaired investigations are starting to rise compared to alcohol impaired investigations, says Grand Forks RCMP Detachment Commander, Sergeant Darryl Peppler. While drug impaired matters are investigated differently, we do have the tools, knowledge and experience to effectively and properly investigate these matters and bring them before the courts.

Released by

Sgt. Darryl Peppler

Detachment Commander
Grand Forks - Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment
1608 Central Ave, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0
Office: 250-442-8288
Cell: 250-584-5133
Fax: 250-442-0172

Email: darryl.peppler@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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