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RCMP charge boater with impaired

Pincher Creek RCMP charged a 36-year-old man with impaired care and control of a vessel on the Oldman Reservoir.
Pincher Creek Emergency Services and RCMP received a 911 call about 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 from a boater on the Oldman Reservoir.
The caller said his boat had quit and they were in peril.
With limited information and thunder storms moving in Pincher Creek Fire, Cowley Fire and the RCMP responded to the North Fork boat launch.
The boat with a 36-year-old Crowsnest Pass man, a 32-year-old woman and a seven-year-old child was located on the Crowsnest River arm of the reservoir in a shallow muddy area.
The adults were intoxicated.
The man was arrested and charged for impaired care and control of a vessel, as well as liquor offences.
RCMP remind all boaters that alcohol and boating do not mix
The penalty and consequences for operating or having care and control of a boat are the same as driving any motor vehicle.
Anyone charged operating a vessel while impaired is also prohibited from operating a motor vehicle, and their driver’s licence is suspended.

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