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Impaired driver near Chase found asleep at the wheel after crashing car

August 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM

CHASE - An impaired driver has been given a roadside prohibition after crashing into a ditch near Chase and being found asleep at the wheel.

Chase RCMP Cpl. Scott Linklater says in a news release that early yesterday morning, Aug. 1, police in Chase responded to a single-vehicle collision on Squilax Anglemont Road in Lee Creek.

Scotch Creek Fire Department was first on scene and found a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am in the ditch, with the driver asleep at the wheel.

The 53-year-old man was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Over the weekend, police responded to another single-vehicle accident, this time in Seymour Arm. Linklater says Chase RCMP responded to the rollover on Seymour Arm Main Forest Service Road.

Police arrived around 12:30 p.m. on July 30 to find a brown Jeep had lost control on the road and hit an embankment before rolling over onto the passenger side. Two ambulance and one helicopter responded to attend to the injured occupants.

Two people were taken to hospital with not life-threatening injuries.

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