Gun seized from alleged impaired driver

Port Hardy

2024-03-26 12:54 PDT

File # 2024-906

Police seized a handgun following an investigation into an alleged impaired driver.

On March 23, 2024, just after 8:30 p.m., Port Hardy RCMP responded to the BC Ferries terminal for a report of a possible impaired driver in the line-up, headed up the Central Coast. Police located the driver and initiated an impaired driving investigation which led to the detention of the suspect as he was believed to be impaired by alcohol.

Upon the subsequent search of his vehicle, police located a handgun along with ammunition which will be subject to forensic analysis.

The suspect, a 46-year-old man has been released with a court date of May 20, 2024.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.

Released by:

Cpl. Alex Bérubé
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153

Email: alex.berube@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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