Impaired driver doubles down and doubles his losses

North Vancouver

2019-05-24 11:01 PDT

File # 2019-13054

A North Vancouver driver was arrested yesterday for impaired driving, a mere 3 hours after he was suspended for the same thing.

On Thursday, May 23, at 12:25 PM, North Vancouver RCMP received a report from a cyclist who saw an erratic driver crash into a parked car in the area of Capilano Rd. and Montroyal Blvd. Frontline officers attended and investigated the caused of the crash. The driver, a man in his 30’s, was uninjured, but evidence at the scene prompted officers to complete a thorough assessment of the driver’s alcohol consumption. After the driver failed a breath test using a roadside screening device, officers seized his driver’s license and prohibited him from driving for 90 days. The vehicle, which belongs to his father, was also seized and will be impounded for 30 days. In order to make sure the man returned home safely, officers dropped him off at his house.

In an episode of déjà vu, just 3 hours later, around 3:30 PM, police received another report of an erratic driver who almost hit a cyclist, then crashed into a parked car on Lonsdale Ave. The same officer attended the scene and found the same man behind the wheel. This time the man was driving his mother’s car. It appeared he had continued drinking after his last accident, and, after another assessment of his alcohol consumption, officers arrested him for impaired driving. His mom’s car was impounded for 7 days.

This guy should probably never go to Vegas, said Sgt. Peter DeVries, media spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP. It’s unbelievable. And sure, there is something comical about it but that humour has to pass quickly. He could have killed someone. Many other drunk drivers have. We need to keep these people off the road, and that's what we try to do every day.

North Vancouver Detachment recently celebrated the achievements of three of its officers who received the Alexa’s Team Award for their work taking impaired drivers off BC roads. Typically during the month of May the number of drivers on BC roads starts to increase as summer approaches. That’s why it is identified as High Risk Driving month, during which officers continue to be out in force to keep our roads safe and to hold drivers accountable for their actions.

Released by

Sgt. Peter DeVries

Media Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP (English only)
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-969-7587


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