Impaired Surrey man crashes two different cars in one night

May 22 2020, 12:14 pm

Police say a Surrey man could be facing a “long road through the court system” after being caught driving impaired twice in one night.

The 37-year-old intoxicated man was involved in two separate collisions in two different vehicles a few hours apart, in a string of events Surrey RCMP are calling “selfish.”

First, the man was involved in a crash near 16 Avenue and 168 Street just before midnight on May 18. He was driving an SUV at the time, and hit a sedan. Police arrested him for driving while intoxicated and impounded his vehicle.

They drove him home and released him from custody on the condition he appear in court. Luckily, no one was injured in the first crash, police say.

But later that same night, around 4:15 am on May 19, emergency responders found the same man behind the wheel of another vehicle. He had crashed it into a fence post near 16 Avenue and King George Boulevard.

“The selfish driving behaviour displayed by this individual is unacceptable and posed a serious safety risk to the public,” Sgt. Dave Chu said in a news release. “If your activity involves consuming alcohol, please plan ahead to find a safe ride and do not drive.”

Charges have not yet been laid.