Tourist arrested twice in one day

An Albertan tourist got herself arrested twice in one day during a visit to Ucluelet.

An Albertan tourist got herself arrested twice in one day during a visit to Ucluelet last month.

The woman was first introduced to local police when she wandered into a local residence uninvited around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 26, according to Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP.

“She was no risk to anybody, she was just extremely intoxicated and confused,” Swann said. “We tried to take her to her hotel but she was too drunk to figure out what room she was in.”

With the only other accommodation-option being her truck, where she couldn’t be trusted to stay, the woman was detained in cells until she sobered up.

She didn’t stay sober for long however as she was arrested again around 5:30 p.m. for being drunk in public.

“She got out of police custody, went to Amphitrite Lighthouse, got drunk and continued that behaviour,” Swann said.

Police had received a report alleging the tourist was drinking with another female and one male near the lighthouse.

“They were driving around the barricades around the lighthouse causing damage to the grass,” Swann said.

On their way to the scene, the vehicle police were looking for drove past in the opposite direction so they turned around in pursuit eventually locating the vehicle parked with the three occupants outside.

Swann said all three received tickets for being intoxicated in public and one was detained for uttering threats to police but was later released after calming down.

“They were all issued violation tickets, the keys were seized and the vehicle was towed,” Swann said adding police were unable to lay any impaired driving charges.

“By the time we stopped the vehicle, it was parked and we couldn’t prove who was driving.”

An open box of Lucky Lager was found in the backseat of the vehicle.

 

andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca

 

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