News

Driver charged for hit and run of police cruiser

A police car was hit by an alleged drunk driver at Westminster Highway and No. 5 Road on Aug. 4.  - Richmond RCMP photo
A police car was hit by an alleged drunk driver at Westminster Highway and No. 5 Road on Aug. 4.
— image credit: Richmond RCMP photo

A 28-year-old Vancouver man made his first appearance in Richmond provincial court Tuesday morning, on charges stemming from an Aug. 4 collision that injured one police officer, and narrowly missed two others.

Perkin Lai has been charged with impaired driving and driving while over the .08 blood/alcohol limit.

On Aug. 4, a Richmond Mountie pulled over a vehicle whose driver couldn't speak English, at Westminster Highway and No. 5 Road.

While the officer was in his vehicle, a car plowed into the rear passenger side of the cruiser, throwing the police officer into the steering wheel and dashboard of the vehicle, leading to a concussion and soft tissue damage.

Two other police officers, who had come to the scene to assist in providing translation services, also narrowly avoided being struck during the crash.

The officers from the second police cruiser gave chase, and a short time later, pulled over the vehicle, and arrested the driver for impaired driving.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Q&A: Ex-transportation ministers criticize referendum, discuss TransLink
 
NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts
 
Protestors claim immigration is reason for traffic gridlock
Arrests of pipeline protesters in Burnaby signal start of long battle
 
Man sentenced for three bank robberies
 
Two police officers hospitalized after being rammed by stolen truck in Surrey
And so this is Christmas
 
Langley RCMP release sketch of hammer attacker
 
CP Holiday Train stopping in Pitt Meadows

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.