This Mountie saved his man
A man in medical distress was helped when other motorists on the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Kamloops reported an erratic driver on Saturday, March 2, at about 8:30 a.m.
Showing signs of impairment, he was screened, but passed the test.
Const. Roy Davidson of the RCMP's Southeast District Traffic Services was called and, when he learned the elderly driver is a diabetic with a heart condition, checked his vitals.
As his blood pressure, temperature and pulse were being checked, the driver became hot to the touch, unresponsive and unable to pay attention. An ambulance was called when he began to shake.
The driver was taken to Royal Inland Hospital, where he was last reported to be in stable condition.
Davidson said the hospital staff told him he may have saved lives because, had the driver continued, he could have caused an accident. Davidson, in turn, thanked those who called police to report the situation.
Davidson is a drug-recognition expert with the RCMP, one of 71 trained to detect low-level alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.