Drunk driver pulled over after near miss in roundabout

A “missing” car turned up with a drunk driver inside.

A mistaken report of a stolen car helped alert police to a drunk driver on March 29.

Just before 1 p.m., the Langley RCMP were called about a stolen car in the Murrayville area.

Officers headed out to investigate, but the car owner quickly called back to say that he had found the car, and it was just parked somewhere else, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

A Traffic Section officer driving in the area noticed the vehicle, and saw it almost hit another car in a roundabout.

The officer pulled over the driver, and after noticing signs of impairment, got a breath sample from the driver. The driver failed the roadside test.

The 57-year-old Langley man behind the wheel was given a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition, and his vehicle was impounded.

Largy said that local police remain vigilant in catching impaired drivers, and reminded drivers that choosing to drink and hit the roads can have serious financial and legal consequences, including jail. They could also take a life.


Just Posted

Snowfall warning issued for Surrey, Langley

Environment Canada warns to ‘be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions’

VIDEO: Taking a motorcycle tour of a new type of Langley office building

Owner of “your workspace” project wants to have staff share space with outsiders

Langley playing host to B.C.’s best high school wrestlers

A pair of champion women wrestlers share stories and experience with younger generation.

VIDEO: Winterhawks end Giants winning streak at seven

Playing on home ice in Langley, Vancouver’s G-Men fell 5-3 during a Family Day game against Portland.

LETTER: Langley man says Wilson-Raybould deserves Canadians’ respect

A letter writer said the former federal justice minister is one of a rare class of politicians.

Mermen calendar targets ‘toxic masculinity,’ raises big money for charities

Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club gave a cheque for more than $202,000 to Violence Prevention NL

Minister says plans to fight poverty, climate change, focus of B.C. budget

The NDP said in its throne speech last week that affordability will be the hallmark of its initiatives

UPDATED: ‘Violent’ B.C. man back in custody after Alberta arrest

Prince George man with ties to Vernon was being sought by police

After a week away, SNC-Lavalin questions await MPs returning to Parliament

Two have resigned already: Jody Wilson-Raybould was veterans affairs minister and Gerald Butts was Trudeau’s principal secretary

Bad weather halts search for missing B.C. snowshoer until at least Wednesday

The rescuers were able to rescue the missing man’s friend

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

He spent virtually his entire career at luxury labels catering to the very wealthy

Aaron Pritchett and George Canyon to headline Gone Country concert in Cloverdale this summer

‘Early bird tickets on sale via Twins Cancer Fundraising website

Most Read