Saanich man arrested for drunk driving after being turned away by liquor store

A severely impaired man was pulled over and arrested Saturday after a liquor store clerk contacted police with concerns after seeing him get in his car.

  • Jul. 12, 2011 6:00 p.m.

A severely impaired man was pulled over and arrested Saturday after a liquor store clerk contacted police with concerns after seeing him get in his car.

Around 9:30 p.m. Saanich police were contacted by the liquor store clerk, who refused to sell the man alcohol, who said he appeared to be in an intoxicated state.

Police were provided with a description of the vehicle and soonafter spotted it and pulled it over.

The officer suspected the driver was intoxicated and he was brought back to the police station where he provided two breath samples, both in excess of three times the legal limit.

The driver, a 40-year-old Saanich man, was also found to be driving with no insurance and was already serving a 90-day driving prohibition for driving while impaired.

He was fined $600 for no insurance and will appear in court later this month on impaired charges.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

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