Allegedly drunk man charged after ramming cars

A 68-year-old Richmond man is facing 10 criminal charges in connection with a Sept. 23 incident in Steveston.

James McLees was sitting in his vehicle around 8:40 p.m., and appeared to be intoxicated, when neighbours in the area of Springmont Drive and Springfield Crescent intervened.

Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said witnesses at the scene were allegedly threatened by McLees who then tried to drive away.

McLees then collided with some vehicles, but was stopped almost immediately by Richmond Mounties who were responding to the scene.

McLees is charged with having control of a vehicle while impaired, driving while over the .08 blood/alcohol limit, uttering threats, two counts of mischief under $5,000, dangerous driving, assault with a weapon and failing to stop at an accident scene.

McLees was scheduled to make his first appearance in Richmond provincial court today.

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