Driver fails to sober up by morning

Delta man issued three-day driving suspension in Victoria

A routine speed trap in the 3000-block of Blanshard St. resulted in a Delta man’s arrest for drunk driving on Thursday.

A 2002 Ford Explorer was pulled over for travelling 75 km/h around 10 a.m., and Victoria police officers noticed the smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath.

The 55-year-old man said he had been drinking the previous evening, but assumed he was sober after sleeping it off.

The driver blew in the warning range on two screening devices and he was issued a three-day driving suspension. His vehicle was also impounded.

“Just because you’ve slept, doesn’t mean you’ve slept it off,” VicPD Const. Andy Dunstan said.

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