Delta Police’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit didn't let the snow on Jan. 6 stop them from conducting patrols.
While in Ladner, one of their officers noticed a trailer with malfunctioning brake lights.
After pulling over the vehicle, the officer queried the license plate and learned the registered owner had an outstanding warrant on file for driving while prohibited. Police confirmed the driver was indeed the same person wanted on the warrant.
But the officer noticed the driver seemed impaired, potentially by drugs, so the driver was directed to perform a Standard Field Sobriety Test and performed poorly, subsequently admitting to consuming meth and cocaine the night before.
Police took the driver to cells, and the vehicle was towed – but not before Police Dog Remi and Const. Gahunia came to search their vehicle. A small amount of drugs for personal use were located by police, and seized for destruction.
This was the second of two drug impaired drivers, out in very challenging road conditions, pulled over by police on Jan. 6.
- DPD officers keep an eye out for impaired drivers 24/7
- Impaired drivers are often pulled over for a variety of reasons
- Using drugs? Don’t get behind the wheel.