Athabasca woman with three children in vehicle faces impaired driving charge

A 34-year-old Athabasca woman is facing impaired driving and child intervention charges after she was stopped for speeding on the wrong side of a highway.

Woman was speeding on highway while passing on double solid line, RCMP say

A 34-year-old Athabasca woman is facing impaired driving and child intervention charges after police stopped for her speeding on a highway.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday, traffic officers at Grassland, Alta., spotted a vehicle passing another on a solid double line, while reaching speeds of 127 km/h in the 100 km/h zone.

Three children were in the vehicle, a five-year-old and two six-year-olds, with one child placed improperly in a child restraint system, police said.

Police said tests showed the woman had a blood-alcohol concentration of between 130 and 140 milligrams.

The woman faces a handful of charges including impaired driving, speeding, and causing children to be in need of intervention.

If convicted, the child intervention charges could result in up to $25,000 in fines and or two years' imprisonment.

The hamlet of Grassland is on Highway 63, 150 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.