A North Vancouver woman is facing charges of impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
In addition, CBSA and Public Health Canada are investigating the possible breach of the Quarantine Act as she had recently returned to the country.
Just after midnight yesterday, the woman driving a Porsche was seen speeding northbound on Clark Drive in Vancouver.
Realizing that she hadn’t stopped for a red light at E. Hastings, she stopped in the middle of the intersection, backed up, then took off again.
She side-swiped another vehicle, and carried on northbound to Powell, where she tried to make a right turn at high speed.
She then crossed the westbound lanes and collided with a metal lamp post, coming to a resting point in the middle of Powell and blocked both directions of traffic.
She appeared to be intoxicated and there were numerous bottles of alcohol in the car. Once she was able to stand, she fled on foot.
Vancouver Police officers went to the registered owner’s address in North Vancouver and arrested a 30-year-old woman they believe was the driver.
They took the unlicensed driver to the North Vancouver RCMP detachment, where she provided a breath sample three times the legal limit.
During the testing, she mentioned that she had recently been out of the country, but believed she was exempt from the Quarantine Act due to the nature of her work.
She is facing charges of impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
She was also given a ticket for not having a valid driver’s licence, an unlicensed driver prohibition, and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.