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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 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.
"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."