Impaired driver runs red light in front of police

Prince George

2022-11-18 15:41 PST

File # 2022-41230

On November 16, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Prince George RCMP Frontline Police Officers witnessed a vehicle run a red light at the intersection of 17 Avenue and Victoria Street. The vehicle collided with a signpost before ending up stopped off the roadway.

Police officers approached the vehicle and found the driver unresponsive. Police administered necessary medical aid until B.C. Emergency Health Services arrived to transport the driver to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators determined the man was showing signs of drug impairment and he was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. He was subsequently released, pending the full results of the investigation, and the vehicle was impounded for 24 hours, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Released by

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300


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