Pickup truck registered to Saskatchewan premier impounded in Vancouver

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Pickup truck registered to Saskatchewan premier impounded in Vancouver
The vehicle was impounded for 30 days, and the driver, who was not the premier, was ticketed for a red-light violation

Author of the article:Joseph Ruttle
Publishing date:Mar 13, 2022 • 1 day ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
A traffic stop in Vancouver resulted in the 30-day impoundment of a Chevy pickup registered to Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe. He was not the driver.
A traffic stop in Vancouver resulted in the 30-day impoundment of a Chevy pickup registered to Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe. He was not the driver. PHOTO BY STOCK /Getty Images
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A pickup truck that was impounded after its driver allegedly ran a red light and failed a roadside sobriety test is registered to Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, according to Global News.

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Vancouver police confirmed the traffic stop just before 1 a.m. on Thursday.

“The driver was a 28-year-old man with a Saskatchewan driver’s licence,” said Vancouver police Sgt. Steve Addison in an email. “He was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup with Saskatchewan plates.”

The premier confirmed to Global News the impounded truck is registered in his name but said he was not the driver. He called the incident “a personal matter.”

Addison said officers checked for impairment and the unidentified driver failed, resulting in an automatic 90-day driving suspension under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The vehicle was also impounded for 30 days, and the driver was ticketed for a red-light violation.

Addison said police are unable to confirm any names because no criminal charges have been laid.

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The Saskatchewan premier has a driving history that emerged as an election issue during the 2020 campaign, after the son of a 38-year-old woman killed in a 1997 crash came forward to say Moe was the other driver.

Moe, who was 23 at the time of the fatal crash near Shellbrook, Sask., was ticketed for failing to stop and driving without due care and attention.

Five years earlier, he had been convicted of impaired driving.

Moe has said he has deep regrets about those “mistakes” early in his life. He agreed to meet with the woman’s son after the 2020 election, in which his Saskatchewan Party claimed a fourth-straight majority.
 

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Does BC not have impaired driving charges? 90 days for driving drunk is very mild.
Not in this case from the sounds of things:
The vehicle was also impounded for 30 days, and the driver was ticketed for a red-light violation. Addison said police are unable to confirm any names because no criminal charges have been laid.
 

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Does BC not have impaired driving charges? 90 days for driving drunk is very mild.
We have roadside testing that allows officers to automatically suspend and impound vehicles if breath test fails . No criminal charges are laid . If one is well over the limit they can be taken in for more formal breathalyzer and crimally charged .