A B.C. mom toasted her child's first day back at school by smoking a joint — and claimed she wasn't the only parent, according to police.
On Tuesday, the Saanich-area mom was initially pulled over for speeding in a school zone.
“She did admit to smoking a joint and tried to excuse it away by saying her and some of the other moms this morning had a celebratory joint, celebrating that the kids were back in school," Saanich police Sgt. John Price told CTV Vancouver Island.
A drug recognition expert later confirmed that the mom was high, according to the the department's traffic safety unit.
#yyjtraffic My drug recognition expert just did roadside sobriety tests on a mom in a school zone.Smoked a joint to celebrate school back in— Saanich PD Traffic (@SPD_Traffic) September 6, 2016
The expert deemed her sober enough to continue driving, however. Police wrote her a ticket for speeding in a school zone, and she went on her way, reported CBC News.
In B.C., drivers can be hit with a fine of up to $483 for speeding in 30-km/h school zones. Passing a school bus that has its flashing lights on can also cost drivers $368.
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