Mounties say a 28-year-old Campbell River man is lucky to be alive following a single-vehicle crash earlier this month.
According to a media release issued by the Campbell River RCMP, the 28-year-old man drove his vehicle into a small ravine located near Quinsam Road in the early morning hours on July 20.
The cause of the crash has not been determined but RCMP said they believe alcohol and drugs were factors. They also said the 28-year-old, who was not identified, was issued “several” tickets for various “traffic infractions.”
Despite years of messaging around the dangers associated with impaired driving, Campbell River RCMP said it appears that some motorists still aren’t getting the message.
They said officers stopped nine vehicles for various levels and types of impairments in the past week following a series of roadblocks that they had set up.
“If you are drinking or doing any kind of drugs that impair your ability to drive, put your keys away and call a cab or call a friend, but please just don’t drive,” Campbell River RCMP Const. Maury Tyre said in the release.