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Delta police pull over same impaired driver twice in two hours

Last Updated Feb 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm PDT

FILE - Delta Police. (Courtesy Delta Police Department)

Driver will now face criminal charges for driving while prohibited

Officers allowed the driver's sober passenger to drive his vehicle the first time he was stopped

Police had vehicle towed after stopping driver a second time

DELTA (NEWS 1130) – Delta Police pulled impaired drivers off the road 12 times over the long weekend, including the same man twice.

“Unfortunately, one driver was stopped twice in the span of two hours,” police said in a tweet. “He’s going to face criminal charges now for driving while prohibited.”

Officers, using discretion, allowed the driver’s sober passenger to drive his vehicle the first time he was stopped, but decided to have it towed after the second stop.

He’s now prohibited from driving for seven days, rather than three, police said.

In 2019, Delta Police handed out 551 immediate roadside prohibitions, with penalties ranging from three- to 90-day driving suspensions, with fines from $600 to $1,000, as well as impounding vehicles.

Delta officers issued 355 immediate roadside prohibitions in 2018.