Nanaimo RCMP and towing on scene of a crash on Estevan Road in front of École Océane on Sunday night. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Suspected drunk driver on Vancouver Island crashes, gets chased, crashes again

Incident happened near Nanaimo’s Departure Bay ferry terminal Sunday night

A suspected drunk driver crashed, left the scene, got chased by witnesses and then crashed again.

Police are anticipating charges of impaired driving and failure to remain at the scene of an accident after an incident Sunday night in Nanaimo’s Brechin neighbourhood.

The sequence of events started on Chestnut Street at about 10:25 p.m. and ended on Estevan Road moments later.

“He crashed into a car on Stewart at Chestnut, took off, somebody apparently saw him, so he was chased, and a few minutes later there was another small collision and then there was an altercation with him and five other people,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

In the second crash, the suspect’s car hit a cement barricade in front of École Océane.

The suspect was taken into custody and then taken to hospital, and O’Brien said the suspect also had some “personal issues” that also required attention.

O’Brien said the five other people involved in the altercation remained at the scene and co-operated, and there is no consideration of any charges against them.

To read about other recent car crashes in Nanaimo, click here.



editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Thieves break into mailboxes overnight in Courtenay, Comox

Thieves in Comox were busy overnight on March 17, breaking into more… Continue reading

Man convicted of Courtenay couple’s murder

Michael Philip Simard, 45, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

Comox Valley RCMP looking for help to identify shoplifters

The Comox Valley RCMP is asking for assistance from the public to… Continue reading

Haida Manga artist to speak at North Island College

Award-winning visual artist and author Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas will speak at North… Continue reading

UPDATE: Courtenay home a ‘write-off’ after Sunday afternoon fire

Two occupants of the home and one of a neighbouring house were treated for minor smoke inhalation

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Comox Valley Hospice Society finds new Ocean Front home

Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) recently announced plans to construct a new… Continue reading

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Most Read