Suspected drunk driver arrested following two crashes in North Van – North Shore News

Suspected drunk driver arrested following two crashes in North Van - North Shore News
North Van man who crashed both parents cars within hours arrested for impaired driving
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.

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

"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."

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.

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.

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.

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."

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 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.

"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."

"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.

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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 man in his 30s was arrested for drunk driving three hours after being suspended for the same thing. Now both his parents cars have been impounded.

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

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

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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.

Shortly after noon North Vancouver RCMP received a report from a cyclist who saw an erratic driver crash into a parked car in the area of Capilano Road and Montroyal Boulevard.

The man is believed to have resumed drinking after the previous accident, and after failing another sobriety test, he was arrested for impaired driving and his mother’s car was impounded for a week.

The driver, a man in his 30s, was uninjured, but evidence prompted officers to test the driver’s alcohol consumption.

It happened on Thursday afternoon when RCMP were called by a cyclist, who reported an erratic driver who crashed into a parked car near Capilano Road and Montroyal Boulevard.

RCMP say after the driver failed a breath test using a roadside screening device, officers seized his driver’s licence, prohibited him from driving for 90 days, and drove him home.

Officers found the driver, a man in his 30’s, at the scene. While he was uninjured, the man failed a breath test and had his driver’s license seized.

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.

He was also prohibited from driving 90 days, and the vehicle he was driving, which belonged to his father, was seized and to be impounded for 30 days.

Mounties allege the man continued drinking after his first accident, and, after another alcohol test, officers arrested him for impaired driving.

Sgt. Peter DeVries, media spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP, called the incident “unbelievable.”

Officers safely dropped the man off to his home, but to their surprise, they found the same man driving erratically just three hours later.

“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.