Nelson minor caught driving impaired

Nelson minor caught driving impaired

An 18-year-old received a 90 day driving prohibition and his car was impounded for 30 days

A Nelson teen had his 2000 Volkswagen Golf impounded for impaired driving last Saturday, July 21.

The 18-year-old was stopped by police just before midnight on Highway 3 through Christina Lake.

According to Grand Forks RCMP, the teen failed a roadside breath test by blowing over 0.08 blood alcohol content.

As a result, he received a 90 day driving prohibition and his car was impounded for 30 days — the maximum administrative penalty available under BC’s tough impaired driving legislation.

The officer did not fine the teen for underage drinking.