Three people charged in Fort McPherson for impaired driving

RCMP arrested and charged the three in separate incidents within the same week.

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Three people are facing impaired driving charges in Fort McPherson.

Local RCMP arrested and charged the individuals in separate incidents over the same week.

The first was on Aug. 9 when police stopped a man in a pick up truck that was in front of the detachment.

“He provided breath samples that were over twice the legal limit,” according to a news release.

On Aug. 15 and 16, police stopped two women in similar incidents where they were each driving an ATV while impaired.

The three are scheduled to attend court at a later date.

“We want to thank the community members for working with the RCMP in making Fort McPherson a safer community,” said Sgt. Mark Bishop, detachment commander of Fort McPherson RCMP.

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