Impaired driver crashes into dollar store

Creston

2023-12-20 07:54 HNP

Dossier nº 2023-3579

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RCMP Crest

On December 18th at approximately 11:05 am, Creston RCMP responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision at the Your Dollar Store With More, located at 11-1000 Northwest Blvd in Creston.

A single vehicle was reported to have collided with the front window of the business. Upon arrival, Officers located the vehicle in question along with its alleged driver. The damage to the storefront was significant and fortunately nobody was injured during the collision.

Police interactions with the driver led officers to embark on an impaired driving investigation. At the conclusion of sobriety testing, it was confirmed that the alleged driver was impaired by alcohol.

The alleged driver, a 73-year-old Creston man, was charged with multiple offences related to impaired driving and provincial driving offences related to the collision.

At the time of this incident, there were numerous adults and children shopping inside the business. This was extremely dangerous and unacceptable behaviour by the driver. All possible charges have been levied against this individual, as will be the case for any driver being found impaired while operating a conveyance. Fines, additional costs and liabilities for these offences in British Columbia, are very costly. It is not worth the risk to public safety or to anyone’s livelihood, to drive while impaired. Please plan ahead and have a sober ride, Said S/Sgt Brandon Buliziuk, Creston RCMP Commander.

The Creston RCMP will be continuing with their holiday season road checks, and will continue to focus on impaired driving enforcement going forward.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Brett Urano

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Creston
421 16e Avenue S., Creston (C.-B.) V0B 1G0
Cellulaire : 250-402-3746

Courriel : brett.urano@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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