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RCMP catch Surrey man driving impaired, twice in one night

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May 22, 2020 - 4:17 PM

Some people don't seem to learn from their mistakes.

A 37-year-old Surrey man was arrested by police twice in one night for impaired driving, only hours apart.

Shortly before midnight on May 18, a Surrey RCMP officer came across a collision involving an SUV and a sedan, according to an RCMP release.

No serious injuries were sustained by either party in the collision, and the officer arrested the driver of the SUV for impaired driving. The SUV was impounded.

The man was released from police custody with an Appearance Notice and was transported home by officers.

Later that same night, RCMP received a report of an alleged impaired driver who had crashed into a fence post. The responding officers identified the driver as the same man they had arrested earlier that night, behind the wheel of a different vehicle.

He was arrested again for impaired driving, and additionally for prohibited driving. 

Charges have not yet been laid for either incident, but a report will be made to the B.C. Prosecution Service.

"The selfish driving behaviour displayed by this individual is unacceptable and posed a serious safety risk to the public," Sgt. Dave Chu of the Surrey RCMP Traffic Services said in the release.

"If your activity involves consuming alcohol, please plan ahead to find a safe ride and do not drive."

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