Impaired driver slams into Trail home
The residents of a home on Riverside Avenue got a nasty jolt Saturday night when an impaired driver drove into their house/carport, according to RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.
“On July 5 at approximately 11:15 p.m., a Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was parked in the downtown Trail area when he observed a pick up truck travelling at a high rate of speed,” she said. “The RCMP officer activated his emergency lights to attempt to close the distance with the suspect vehicle to effect a vehicle stop.”
She said the vehicle was several blocks ahead and the member lost sight of to briefly, finding it again after it had come to an abrupt halt.
“When police located the vehicle, it had struck the carport and home of a residence on Riverside Avenue,” she said. “The two occupants of the residence and the driver were not injured but the residence sustained substantial damage.
“The driver was immediately arrested at the scene without incident. Charges are being recommended for Impaired Driving, Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle with over 80 mgs of Alcohol, and Dangerous Operation of a Motor
Vehicle,” she said. “As the driver was found to be a prohibited driver and the vehicle was not registered, a number of violation tickets were also issued.
“The driver has been released from custody to attend court.”