Mounties say they busted an identical set of twins driving impaired a morning roadblock May 29 (Burnaby RCMP)

Mounties say they busted an identical set of twins driving impaired a morning roadblock May 29 (Burnaby RCMP)

1 after another, B.C. Mounties catch identical twins driving drunk

‘Two drivers on the road who shouldn’t be,’ says Cpl. Mike Kalanj about a May 29 incident in Burnaby

Burnaby Mounties caught identical twins driving impaired in the span of an hour Saturday – one sister was coming to pick up the other and drive her home.

RCMP pulled over a 28-year-old motorist at a drinking and driving roadblock near 10th Avenue and McBride Boulevard on May 29, said Cpl. Mike Kalanj.

A roadside screening device detected the driver had a blood-alcohol level higher than the legal limit and she was issued a 24-hour driving suspension.

“She was told to call someone that hadn’t been drinking to come and pick her up,” said Kalanj.

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The suspect called her twin, who rolled up to the roadblock at 5:32 a.m. even drunker.

Results from a screening device put her blood alcohol concentration higher than that of her sister’s. She was issued a three-day driving ban.

It was a case of the identically impaired, Kalanj said.

“Two drivers on the road who shouldn’t be.”



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