Driver of beer truck found to be impaired

Semi was pulled over near Chilliwack after police received reports of erratic driving

  • Mar. 25, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The driver of a semi truck hauling a trailer of beer along the freeway was found to be impaired, said police.

On March 9, in the middle of the day, RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services received a message from Port Mann RCMP about a white semi-truck with red lettering heading east on Highway 1 in Langley. The driver was driving erratically, and police thought he was possibly impaired.

Later, while in Abbotsford, another commercial truck driver called RCMP to report the same truck driving erratically. Police caught up to the semi and saw it swerving. The driver was pulled over on the freeway in Chilliwack.

The driver failed a roadside breathalyzer test, was given a 90-day driving prohibition and his trailer full of beer was impounded. The driver and his female passenger took a cab to town.

“Although this story has an element of humour and irony, this is a reminder that impaired driving is a serious matter. Operating any vehicle, in this case, a truck with a loaded trailer, while impaired is extremely dangerous and can have devastating outcomes,” says RCMP Traffic Services Cpl. Ronda Rempel.