British Columbia Police have released frightening video footage of the vehicle of an impaired driver leading to an accident.
It is shared with the public to illustrate the dangers of drinking and driving, especially as the holiday season approaches.
The video was taken on January 8, 2021, from an onboard camera of a vehicle driven by an impaired driver. RCMP say he traveled from Richmond to Vancouver and Burnaby.
The ominous footage shows the driver crossing the center line of the road several times, sometimes towards oncoming traffic and barely missing other vehicles. He can also be seen crossing a stop sign and a red light.
The driver struck several parked vehicles before crashing into a fire hydrant, which sent water onto the street and surrounding homes.
Warning: The video below contains content that may disturb some readers.
“The SUV was badly damaged and a tire was missing,” Burnaby RCMP said in a report. Release. “The driver refused to provide a breath sample and did not cooperate with the police.”
The driver, a 62-year-old Burnaby resident, was convicted of impaired driving in August.
In addition to a $ 1,000 fine, he received a one-year driving ban. RCMP added that it caused approximately $ 28,000 in flood damage to surrounding homes and $ 6,600 in damage to city property.
It is shocking that no one was killed or injured, including the driver, Corporal Mike Kalanj said.
This driver made the decision to put himself and others at risk when he got behind the wheel that night and drove through three cities.
“We urge everyone to watch this video. This is what impaired driving looks like. There is no excuse for getting impaired while driving.