Three hours, two crashes, one arrest – North Shore News

Three hours, two crashes, one arrest - North Shore News
Impaired driver arrested after crashing dads car, then moms: RCMP
A North Vancouver man was caught impaired behind the wheel two times within hours, according to RCMP.

On Thursday around 12:30 p.m., North Vancouver officers were alerted to an "erratic driver" who had crashed into a parked car in the area of Capilano Road and Montroyal Boulevard.

“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,” he said in a news release.

The man failed a breathalyzer test, prompting officers to seize his drivers licence and prohibit him from driving for 90 days.

Just three hours later, at about 3:30 p.m., officers received another report of an erratic driver who narrowly missed hitting a cyclist before crashing into a parked car on 29th Street and Lonsdale Avenue.

North Vancouver RCMP say the same officer attended the scene and found the same man behind the wheel. This time, he was driving his mothers car.

However, three hours later, around 3:30 p.m., police received another report of an erratic driver who almost hit a cyclist, then crashed into a parked car on Lonsdale Avenue.

Mounties say it appeared the man continued to drink after the last incident. Another assessment of his alcohol consumption was conducted and officers arrested him for impaired driving.

A man has been arrested for impaired driving in North Vancouver, after police allege he was caught drinking and driving twice in the same day. Rachel Psutka / Postmedia

"This guy should probably never go to Vegas," said Sgt. Peter DeVries in a news release. "Its 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 thats what we try to do every day."

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A North Vancouver man who first crashed his dad’s car and then a few hours later his mom’s, was arrested Thursday for impaired driving.

North Vancouver RCMP say a man has been arrested for suspected impaired driving after crashing two cars in three hours: first his dad's, then his mom's.

After failing a breathalyzer test, the driver, a man in his 30s, police seized his driver’s licence and prohibited him from driving for 90 days. The car, which belonged to the driver’s father, was impounded and officers drove him home.

A cyclist first called police about a driver who collided with a parked car in the area of Capilano Road and Montroyal Boulevard just before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. RCMP said the driver, who is in his 30s, failed a breathalyzer test at the scene.

A statement said officers seized the man's driver's licence and issued a 90-day driving ban. The car he'd been driving, which belongs to his father, was impounded for 30 days.

It appeared he had continued drinking after his last accident, and, after another assessment of his alcohol consumption, officers arrested him for impaired driving.

Three hours later, another person phoned police about an erratic driver who nearly hit a cyclist before crashing into a parked car on Lonsdale Avenue, which is about five kilometres from the first reported crash.

RCMP say a North Vancouver driver was arrested for impaired driving Thursday a mere three hours after he had his licence suspended for failing a breathalyzer test.

RCMP said the same officer responded and found the same man behind the wheel, this time in his mother's car.

Officers arrested the man for impaired driving after a second "assessment of his alcohol consumption." His mom's car was impounded for a week.

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"Admittedly, there's something kind of comical about it at first blush but the reality of it is really serious. This guy could have killed someone," the officer said Friday.

"It's a miracle there wasn't someone standing on the street getting into the car or that he didn't blow through a crosswalk and take out someone crossing the street. It could've happened. It's happened before."

DeVries added: "Hold your friends and family members [accountable] and be accountable yourself not to do this kind of thing … We shouldn't be allowing this kind of thing to happen anymore."