Driver arrested for impaired driving just three hours after being suspended for the same thing

A North Vancouver driver was arrested on Thursday for impaired driving – a mere three hours after he was suspended for the same thing.

On May 23, at 12:25 p.m., 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 Boolevard. Frontline officers attended and investigated the cause of the crash. The driver, a man in his 30’s, was uninjured, but evidence at the scene prompted officers to complete a thorough assessment of the driver’s alcohol consumption.

After the driver failed a breath test using a roadside screening device, officers seized his driver’s license and prohibited him from driving for 90 days. The vehicle, which belongs to his father, was also seized and will be impounded for 30 days. In order to make sure the man returned home safely, officers dropped him off at his house.

Just 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. The same officer attended the scene and found the same man behind the wheel. This time the man was driving his mother’s car. It appeared he had continued drinking after his last accident, and, after another assessment of his alcohol consumption, officers arrested him for impaired driving. His mom’s car was impounded for seven days.