A 53-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges after he allegedly struck multiple vehicles in Campbell River.
According to the Campbell River RCMP, officers were notified about a black Honda Civic that had driven through a red light at the intersection of Maple Street and 16th Avenue on March 22.
Mounties say that prior to running the red light, the Honda had sideswiped several vehicles and continued on its way.
After running the red light, the vehicle came to a stop on 16th Avenue and a witness was able to prevent the driver from leaving the scene before officers could arrive, Mounties also say.
An investigation into the incident determined that the 53-year-old driver was impaired by drugs at the time, police say.
RCMP say they will be recommending charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug.
“It’s so important to acknowledge the successes that policing achieves with the community’s assistance,” Const. Maury Tyre, media spokesperson with the Campbell River RCMP said in a press release. “One, of the big messages we’ve really been trying to convey in the community is how important the eyes and ears of the citizens are in making a safer home for us all.”