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Impaired drivers in Campbell River found to be three times over legal limit

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Campbell River police are sharing what they’re calling two “very unnerving” impaired driving arrests.

They happened two days apart, on Friday and Sunday (March 26th and 28th).

The first happened early Friday morning. At 6:36 am, police were called to Hilchey Road, where a 26-year-old Campbell River man smashed a 2019 Honda into parked vehicles, causing significant damage to his own car and three others. 

“Amazingly nobody was injured in this collision,” said RCMP Const. Maury Tyre.

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The Honda also had a 24-year-old female passenger who walked away from the scene. 

“When police arrived at the sight of the collision, they ventured into an impaired driving investigation, as parked vehicles are rarely known to jump out and cause accidents,” Tyre said.

The driver was found to have over three times the legal limit of alcohol in his bloodstream and was immediately prohibited from driving and police will be recommending charges of impaired driving.

The second happened shortly after midnight on Sunday, when police were called to a home on Carnegie Street, where a man was said to be naked and crying in his vehicle that was running.

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When officers got there they found the man partially clothed and unconscious in his running vehicle and started their impaired driving investigation. 

Again the driver had close to three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood and, Tyre said, “was clearly in no shape to drive.”

Tyre said both drivers put other people’s lives in danger.

“It’s very clear that these aren’t individuals that had one too many, Tyre said. 

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“The level of intoxication of both drivers shows an extremely cavalier attitude to the value of life of passengers and pedestrians in our community.”

If you wish to report an impaired driver on the road, please call your local police at 911.

Stabbing incident

Police say there’s no risk to the public after a stabbing in Campbell River late last week.

At approximately 8:45am Thursday, the local RCMP responded to a report of a man who had been brought into the Campbell River Hospital with stab wounds. 

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The 40-year-old Campbell River resident had multiple serious and life-threatening stab wounds.

Investigating officers were able to ascertain where the stabbing had taken place and located and arrested three men at the scene without incident.

“This was a very serious incident. It is believed that the parties involved were known to one another and there was no danger to the general public in the community,” Tyre said.

The three suspects are all from the Lower Mainland. 

Campbell River RCMP is continuing with its investigation into the incident. 

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