Impaired driver backs into unmarked police vehicle


2020-11-10 16:45 PST

File # 2020-30253

On November 5, 2020, the Richmond RCMP Strike Force was working in a covert capacity when they unexpectedly had to change gears after a driver of a black sedan backed into one of their vehicles before driving away.

Richmond RCMP Strike Force immediately switched to overt enforcement, and conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. In speaking with the driver, officers observed symptoms of impairment by alcohol. The driver was read the breath demand and the subsequent breath samples provided resulted in fails.

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days. In addition, the driver was also issued a violation ticket for failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

The incident highlights the versatility and different enforcement roles demanded of a police officer, said Constable Kenneth Lau. Despite initially doing unrelated enforcement, thanks to the quick actions of Richmond RCMP Strike Force, an impaired driver was taken off the road, potentially saving lives.

The Richmond RCMP want to remind everyone that if you are planning on drinking, please do not drive. By finding an alternative way home such as transit, cabs, or a designated driver you can help ensure that you, and people sharing the road with you, get to their destination safely.

Released by

Cpl. Kenneth Lau

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No.5 Rd, Richmond, BC
Office: 604-207-4809
Cell: 604-644-9892
Fax: 604-207-4819


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