Caught drunk driving, twice

A drunken car accident did not deter 38-year-old Nancy Sandman from driving again while impaired shortly after

  • Oct. 6, 2011 3:00 p.m.

A drunken car accident did not deter 38-year-old Nancy Sandman from driving again while impaired shortly after.

Campbell River RCMP responded to a minor motor vehicle collision at the entrance to the Quadra Bay ferry terminal at 1:40 p.m. last Wednesday.

Police arrived as Sandman was attempting to leave the scene in her 1999 Mazda, according to Campbell River RCMP’s Sgt. Craig Massey.

Officers noticed she displayed signs of impairment when they stopped her, and when they told her she was being detained for an impaired driving investigation she refused.

“She became resistant and refused to get out of her vehicle, so the officers ended up having to go hands-on with her, and in the course of that she assaulted two of the officers,” said Massey.

Sandman was then taken to the detachment where she refused to provide breath samples.

Once she was sober enough to take care of herself she was released, and faces a number of charges including refusing to provide a breath sample and assault on a police officer.

However, when officers received a report of an impaired driver downtown at 9:40 p.m. this past Saturday, they discovered Sandman was again behind the wheel.

This time, she was arrested without incident and provided breath samples of 140 milligrams in 100 millilitres of blood. She was held in custody until she appeared in court on Monday.

She was granted bail of $5,000, but did not pay it yet, and is in Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge.

Sandman is facing twelve charges related to the two incidents, and her next court appearance will be Oct. 17.



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