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Drunk Burnaby driver picked up by drunker twin sister: police

Both 28-year-old women issued temporary driving bans
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Burnaby RCMP check stop

A 28-year-old woman slapped with a 24-hour prohibition for drunk driving this weekend made the mistake of calling her even more impaired twin sister to pick her up, according to Burnaby RCMP.

Police had set up a check stop at McBride Boulevard and 10th Avenue early Saturday morning, according to spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj.

At 4:56 a.m., officers stopped a woman who blew over the legal limit, he said.

She was given a 24-hour driving ban and called for someone to pick her up.

Her twin sister arrived on scene at 5:32 a.m., according to Kalanj, but she was found to be impaired too – even more impaired.

She blew over her sister’s blood-alcohol level and earned a three-day driving suspension, Kalanj said.

“Hard to believe this could happen,” he said.

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