A 39-year-old Vanderhoof man faces charges after he was caught driving under the influence and using someone else’s driver’s license in Merritt over the weekend.

Officers pulled over the driver of a pickup truck in downtown Merritt on May 12 and determined he had been drinking.

The driver — who produced a valid B.C. driver’s license — was issued an immediate roadside driving prohibition and released.

Later that same day, another male driver was stopped near Vanderhoof B.C. and produced the same driver’s licence. Officers determined this man was the real owner of the license, which he had to replaced in 2018.

“The subsequent investigation identified the original driver as a 39-year-old resident of Vanderhoof,” Staff Sgt. Lorne Wood wrote in an email. He faces charges of impersonation, obstructing a peace officer and driving while prohibited.