If you’re facing a charge for impaired driving, it’s not a great idea to leave your court date while driving impaired.
Unfortunately, some people learn the hard way as in the case of this North Vancouver driver.
North Vancouver RCMP stated in a news release issued on September 11 that on March 29, North Vancouver Provincial Court staff reported to police that a woman who had just appeared on an impaired-driving charge drove away from the courthouse while possibly impaired.
Officers intercepted the 57-year-old woman as she arrived at her residence. CBC News identified her as Deborah Gail Reynolds.
After an investigation, the B.C. Prosecution Service approved a new charge of impaired driving in addition to sanctions under the Motor Vehicle Act.
On April 2, she had been found guilty of an impaired-driving charge from July 2017.
She is next scheduled to appear in court on October 9.