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Teen drives drunk from UVic to police station

Woman was trying to bail out boyfriend

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Police in Saanich, B.C. arrested a 19-year-old for impaired driving after she drove to the police station to try and bail her under-aged boyfriend, reports the Times Colonist.

The 18-year-old boyfriend had been picked up at the University of Victoria on Sunday around 10 p.m., because he was slurring his speech and barely able to stand, police spokesman Sgt. Dean Jantzen said. The legal drinking age in B.C. is 19.

The girlfriend arrived at the police station half an hour after he was picked up. She told police she had taken a taxi there, but surveillance cameras revealed she had not. When she left, police followed her back to a vehicle where she was administered a breathalyzer test, which she failed. The car will been impounded for 90 days.

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