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B.C. Drunk Driver Caught Hauling Trailer Full Of Beer

03/23/2015 07:18 EDT | Updated 03/24/2015 12:59 EDT
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Talk about ironic.

A commercial truck driver has been suspended from driving for 90 days after he was caught hauling a trailer packed with beer while drunk, said a B.C. RCMP news release.

The Mounties were alerted about a white semi-truck with red letters being driven erratically on Highway 1 in Langley at mid-day on March 9.

Police later received a separate report from a commercial truck driver in Abbotsford who spotted a similar semi-truck driving erratically, and whose driver made a "hand gesture" at them while heading east.

An officer later saw the truck swerving into its lane before it was stopped close to No. 3 Road.

The driver, who had a female passenger, took a breathalyzer and failed, earning himself an immediate driving ban. His truck was towed.

"Although this story has an element of humour and irony, this is a reminder that impaired driving is a serious matter," RCMP Cpl. Rhonda Rempel said in the release.

"We are very fortunate RCMP members located the truck before a serious and possibly fatal incident occurred."

Rempel reminded all drivers to report any dangerous driving behaviour they see on the roads to police.

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