Silverton man faces number of charges after roadside stop
Slocan RCMP report that a 71-year-old Silverton man is facing charges after allegedly driving impaired, resisting arrest, and assaulting the arresting officer.
Slocan Lake RCMP Cpl. Ryan Fehler said just after 9 p.m. on August 26, a member pulled over a vehicle observed driving irregularly on Highway 6 between New Denver and Silverton.
“When the officer conducted a check for driver sobriety, it was determined that the driver displayed symptoms of intoxication,” Cpl. Fehler explained.
“A test was administered roadside using an approved screen device which resulted in a “FAIL” reading, indicating the driver had a blood alcohol content higher than the legal limit.”
The Silverton man was issued an immediate 99-day roadside prohibition.
Police said when the driver was advised that his vehicle was going to be impounded for 30 days, he became confrontational with the officer and had to be placed under arrest.
“The driver resisted arrest and the officer had to use physical force to gain control of the male,” Cpl. Ryan Fehler said.
“Both the officer and the driver sustained minor injuries. The driver was later released and is scheduled to appear for a first appearance in Nakusp Provincial Court on Oct. 31,” he concluded.
“Police are recommending charges of Assaulting a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest against the male.”