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Campbell River RCMP had their hands full this weekend as they dealt with two separate impaired driving cases that saw both drivers three times over the legal limit.

On Friday, March 26th, RCMP were called to a crash at 6:36 a.m. on Hilchey Road.

Attending officers learned a 26-year-old Campbell River man crashed his 2019 Honda into three parked vehicles, causing significant damage to his own vehicle and three others.

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

“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,” added Tyre.

Luckily, a 24-year-old female passenger walked away from the scene uninjured.

Two days later, just after midnight on March 28th, Campbell River RCMP were called to another impaired incident, this time at a residence on Carnegie Street.

A man was said to be naked and crying in his vehicle that was running. Police found the man partially clothed and unconscious in his running vehicle.

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

“It’s very clear that these aren’t individuals that had one too many,” said Tyre. “The level of intoxication of both drivers shows an extremely cavalier attitude to the value of life of passengers and pedestrians in our community.”

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