On Feb. 25th, while responding to a report of a stranded motorist a Valemount RCMP member stopped an Alberta male for driving his snowmobile on the gravel shoulder of Highway 5 near Valemount.

The male had been driving his pickup truck when it broke down and thought it would be a good idea to drive his snowmobile on the gravel shoulder back to Valemount. While speaking with the driver the Valemount member quickly entered into an alcohol-related impaired operation investigation. The male failed a roadside screening device and was taken back to the Valemount RCMP detachment where he subsequently provided breath samples nearly two times the legal limit.

The 22-year-old obviously hadn’t learned his lesson as he had just been convicted in Alberta on February 11th for driving while impaired and was prohibited from driving Canada Wide at the time of his arrest.

“Impaired driving remains a priority for the Valemount RCMP in ensuring the roadways are safe by removing those drivers who continue to decide to drink and drive” stated Cst. Walker.

The male was released from custody with a future court date in Valemount to answer to charges of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Driving While Over .08 and Driving While Prohibited.