An intoxicated senior drove lost control of his vehicle while driving on Highway 6 just south of Nelson Thursday around 9 p.m.
The 72-year-old from Nelson drove off the road landed in a ditch, dangerously close to an embankment.
The Nelson Police Department responded and found the man still inside his vehicle. A breath sample confirmed he had been drinking.
He was issued an immediate three-day roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for three days.
Man bites officer
A Nelson police officer was bitten and received death threats from an aggressive, drunk man being arrested for causing a disturbance at a Fairview apartment complex.
Police found the 31-year-old Nelson man inside one of the units at Alpine Suites on Gordon Road, Wednesday at 7:40 p.m. Officers escorted the man out of the building and, once outside, the man became extremely violent, they say.
The man was known to police and was arrested for assaulting a police officer, uttering threats, obstructing a police officer and causing a disturbance. He’s being held for court on Monday.
The officer he bit suffered a minor injury and was treated at Kootenay Lake General Hospital.
Drunk, fighting outside Wal-Mart
A South Slocan resident was arrested after police found arguing with a woman in the Wal-Mart parking lot, Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.
Police noted the 37-year-old appeared extremely drunk. They took him back to the police station, where they issued him a violation ticket for public intoxication.