(CMR) A 58-year-old North Side man has been arrested outside a George Town bar after other road users reported him for swerving on the road.
When detained last Friday, he was not only at a bar but was also two over the legal limit. The RCIPS said that just before 9 pm drivers reported to 911 that it had been seen driving recklessly on Shamrock Road. Officers tracked the vehicle down to the parking lot of a nearby bar, where the engine was still running. Police found and spoke to the driver, who appeared unsteady on his feet and showed other signs of intoxication. He was breathalyzed and recorded a 0.183% blood alcohol level. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to the Fairbanks detention center and later bailed.
Police said he was one of 13 arrests for drunk driving made by officers over the last seven days.
“We want the public to be aware that this is the new normal and we will be keeping up the pressure on drunk drivers with the increased staffing of our Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, “While we are hopeful that our continued presence on the road will deter road users from driving under the influence, we will continue to prosecute anyone who chooses to do so.”
said Chief Inspector Everton Spence.