North Vancouver RCMP have arrested a man who refused to leave when his car was impounded by the police as part of a long weekend enforcement campaign.
His vehicle was impounded under provincial impaired driving laws and he was arrested for causing a disturbance after he refused to leave and tried to prevent a tow truck driver from towing his car away.
“He really didn’t want his vehicle impounded. Obviously he wasn’t going to get what he wanted, but he couldn’t see far enough in the future to realize that, and alcohol can do that,” said Sgt. Peter DeVries.
Investigation into this incident continues, and officers plan to recommend charges to BC Prosecution Service soon.
North Vancouver RCMP officers took several drivers off the road for getting behind the wheel after having had too much to drink.
It’s a frustrating, DeVries says, but one that frontline officers are committed to facing every day.
“Drivers who are considered impaired under criminal or provincial law represent a cavalier disregard for the safety of other people,” said Sgt. DeVries of the North Vancouver RCMP.
“The fact we continue to find them is an ongoing reminder that we can’t let up. We will continue to work hard to stop them from putting everyone else in danger.”