A Coquitlam man is facing impaired-driving charges in Bellingham after a breath test at the Peace Arch border registered more than double the legal limit.
According to a news release issued Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a traveller was taken into custody early Saturday (Dec. 17) morning, after officers noted an odour of alcohol and significant damage to the driver’s-side quarter panel of the southbound vehicle. The driver’s eyes also showed signs of impairment, the release states.
In a breath test, the driver registered 0.165.
“This man posed a serious risk to the safety of others as well as himself,” area port Director Kenneth L. Williams said in the release.
The driver, a 32-old-year-old Taiwan national, was arrested and transported to Whatcom County Jail.