Langley RCMP were “a little surprised and frankly disappointed” by two Langley mothers with kids in the car who were caught driving drunk during rush hour on Friday.
Around 5:40 p.m., a Langley traffic cop saw a female driver talking on her cellphone eastbound on 88 Avenue. The officer approacher her to discuss the violation and found the 32-year-old Langley woman appeared to have been consuming alcohol.
There was an open bottle of wine in the front passenger area and her eight-year-old daughter seated in the back of the car.
The woman, who was less than co-operative with police, blew a fail on the roadside screening device and was issued a 90 day IRP.
Her vehicle was impounded and she was issued a violation ticket for using her cell phone.
A short time later (6:10 p.m.), police became aware of a collision where a vehicle was stranded on the centre median on 88 Avenue just west of Walnut Grove Drive.
The female driver, a 37 year old Langley woman appeared impaired and blew a fail on the roadside screening device as well. Her seven-year-old daughter was seated in the front passenger seat.
This driver was also issued a 90 day driving suspension, her vehicle was impounded and she received a violation ticket for not having any insurance.
It likely goes without saying that there are a number of concerns here, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.
“Of particular concern is both mothers were allegedly impaired by alcohol and chose to drive with their young children in the vehicle with them. The first driver was further distracted by use of her cellphone while the second driver actually collided with the median and had no insurance for the vehicle,” said Marks.