Man accused of impaired driving, crashing both parents’ cars

NORTH VANCOUVER — A North Vancouver man who first crashed his dad’s car and then, a few hours later, his mom’s, was arrested Thursday and charged with impaired driving.

Shortly after noon, North Vancouver RCMP received a report from a cyclist who had seen an erratic driver crash into a parked car in the area of Capilano Road and Montroyal Boulevard.

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The driver, a man in his 30s, was uninjured, but evidence prompted officers to test his blood-alcohol level.

RCMP said that after the driver failed a breath test using a roadside screening device, officers seized his driver’s licence, prohibited him from driving for 90 days and drove him home.

The vehicle, which belongs to his father, was seized and will be impounded for 30 days.

About 3:30 p.m., police received a report involving an erratic driver who almost hit a cyclist, then crashed into a parked car on Lonsdale Avenue.

The officer involved in the first instance went to the scene and found the same man behind the wheel, police said.

This time, the man was driving his mother’s car, RCMP Said.

Mounties allege the man continued drinking after his first crash. After another breathalyzer test, he was arrested and charged with impaired driving. His mother’s car was impounded for seven days.

Sgt. Peter DeVries described the series of events as “unbelievable.”

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