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
Impaired driver arrested after crashing dads car, then moms: RCMP
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 driver, a man in his 30s, was uninjured, but evidence prompted officers to test the driver’s alcohol consumption.
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.
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 allege the man continued drinking after his first crash, and, after another alcohol test, officers arrested him 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.
Sgt. Peter DeVries, media spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP, called the incident “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,” he said in a news release.
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.
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.
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."