Alleged impaired driver crashes into Ridge Meadows police officer’s vehicle

ON September 11, at approximately 1 a.m., a Ridge Meadows officer was working a shift for the Impaired Driving Enforcement Initiative, coined by the detachment as ‘Project Domino Effect’.

Police received a report of an erratic driver in the area of 12100-block of Cherrywood Drive. While on patrol for the erratic driver, the officer’s police vehicle was struck by an alleged impaired driver, suspected to be the erratic driver that police were attempting to locate.

An 18-year-old Maple Ridge man was arrested and transported to hospital as a precaution.

“The officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision,” said Constable Julie Klaussner. “The prevention of collisions like these is the reason why this initiative continues to be a priority for this detachment and will continue to be a priority going forward.”

Klaussner said: “At the end of the day we want all our citizens and police officers to make it home safely to their loved ones and families.”

This investigation is still ongoing and there are no further details available at this time.

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