Prince Rupert RCMP Suspect Impaired Driving in Friday Crash

John Crawford
09/09/2019

RCMP say it appears alcohol played a roll in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in Prince Rupert.

Police say the vehicle left the roadway on Miller Bay Hill, rolled over and ended up blocking one lane of traffic.

By the time officers arrived on the scene, the driver and lone occupant was out of the vehicle and appeared to be uninjured.

He was later arrested and then released, and is facing possible charges of impaired driving. 

Inspector Blake Ward says impaired driving continues to be a leading factor in collisions -- and he's urging you to call police if you suspect someone is operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs.  

=== RCMP NEWS RELEASE ===

Charges pending following single vehicle crash

Prince Rupert

2019-09-06 15:10 PDT

File # 2019-6909

 

On Friday September 6 2019 Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Miller Bay Hill. The vehicle left the roadway, rolled over and was blocking one lane of traffic.

When police arrived on scene, the driver, and lone occupant was out of the vehicle and appeared to be uninjured. Further investigation revealed evidence to suggest that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash. The man could face impaired driving related charges.

The adult man was arrested and later released pending a future court date. Impaired driving continues to be a leading factor in collisions said Insp Blake Ward, OIC Prince Rupert RCMP. If you suspect someone is impaired and operating a motor vehicle you are encouraged to call the police. Reporting these types of offences can help to keep our roads safe.


 

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District

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