Crown prosecutor Bruce Ainscough explained the facts of the case to the court. On the night of June 30, officers of the Taber/Vauxhall RCMP detachment while on patrol in Vauxhall observed a vehicle driven by the accused. Schmitt-Neufeld was not wearing a seatbelt, and officers initiated a traffic stop. The accused displayed indications of intoxication, and a breathalyzer device test was demanded. The accused failed, registering a blood-alcohol level of .12 milligrams per cent. Schmitt-Neufeld was charged with the offence.
The accused had no previous record. Schmitt-Neufeld will be eligible for the ignition-interlock device program upon the expiration of three months. Judge Redman also issued a $150 victim-fine surcharge.