Drunk plows in the pole
Elana Shepherd / Vancouver is awesome – June 20, 2022 / 5:13 PM | History: 372487
Photo: Photo via @VPDTrafficUnit/Twitter.
A Richmond driver crashed into a lamp post at the corner of Dunsmuir and Homer streets in Vancouver, British Columbia, in June 2022, the Vancouver Police Department said.
Vancouver police say an impaired driver rammed his vehicle into a downtown streetlight, injuring two passengers.
At 2:25 a.m. on June 15, the 27-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a light post at the corner of Dunsmuir and Homer Streets, Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison tells Vancouver is great.
“We were there when it happened and we investigated and detained,” he explains, adding that the driver was intoxicated.
One of the passengers was slightly injured but refused to go to hospital. The other passenger suffered a broken knee and the driver was uninjured, Addison added.
Richmond’s driver’s license was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was seized; he will also have to pay the impoundment fee and the time his vehicle is impounded.
“It’s completely 100% preventable,” Addison notes.
In a June 18 tweet, the VPD remarked, “Imagine if he killed them? Drinking and driving never ends well – make a different choice.”