Drunk driver drives himself straight to police headquarters
A suspected drunk driver drove himself straight into the Richmond RCMP’s parking lot Thursday morning following a crime spree that included vehicle theft and multiple hit and runs that stretched across the Lower Mainland.
The 28-year-old Vancouver resident was driving a 1994 Honda Civic that had been reported stolen in Vancouver earlier that morning. Police were on the driver’s tail as he emerged into Richmond out of the Massey Tunnel but were surprised when shortly after the driver attempted to flee, he turned onto No.5 and pulled into the first available parking lot, which conveniently belonged to the Richmond RCMP.
The police promptly arrested the man, who is known to police, without incident and he is awaiting charges relating to vehicle theft, driving under the influence and multiple hit and runs.
Despite the early morning entertainment the driver may have provided, Cons. Veronica Fox of the Richmond RCMP warns that while “drive-in policing” may be humourous, “impaired driving presents a considerable risk to public safety and is treated very seriously by the police.”