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Don't drive away from court drunk after a drunk driving charge: Mounties

Last Updated Sep 11, 2019 at 5:18 pm PDT

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Police are calling the actions of a woman appearing in court on drunk driving charges "shocking."

The North Vancouver RCMP says a 57-year-old woman was apprehended after she drove herself home from court while impaired

The woman was in court Wednesday facing new criminal charges of impaired driving

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Here’s a tip for anyone appearing in court on impaired driving charges: don’t drive away from your drunk driving trial if you’re drunk.

Mounties say they apprehended a 57-year-old woman who did just that earlier this year.

The North Vancouver RCMP says officers were able to respond quickly and arrest the woman as she arrived to her North Vancouver home when she drove away from the courthouse on March 29.

“In an era of increased public awareness of the dangers of impaired driving, it’s shocking that someone would make the decision to drive from court impaired by alcohol,” Cpl. Jamie Raison with North Vancouver RCMP Traffic Services said in a press release.”The North Van RCMP are committed to keeping the streets safe for our community, and this is a good example of how the community helps us enforce alcohol related driving offences.”

The woman was back in court Wednesday facing the new charge.