PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Unit apprehended an impaired driver after receiving several reports of dangerous driving behaviour in College Heights last week…
Just before 9:00 PM on Thursday, February 10, 2022, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a dangerous driver in College Heights. A witness stated the vehicle was swerving in its lane and nearly caused a collision while passing.
Officers located the vehicle in a parking lot on the 6300 block of Southridge Avenue, where police observed the driver stunting and doing doughnuts. Police attempted a traffic stop with the vehicle, but the driver fled the area at a high rate of speed, driving through a red light to evade officers.
A Traffic Services officer observed the vehicle pull into the driveway of a residence in College Heights just before midnight. Police arrested the driver for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported him to the detachment to provide a breath sample. The driver received an Appearance Notice with a future court date and multiple violation tickets for his driving behaviour. Police also impounded the driver’s vehicle.
“This is an example of how impaired driving puts everyone on the road at risk. It also showcases the dedication our police have to catching impaired drivers and taking them off our streets,” states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.
This file remains under investigation.
Written and released by Prince George RCMP.