Police Report: Driver allegedly impaired when he drove into house

Charges pending include Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle with over 80mgs of Alcohol and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Trail police released details about a pickup driving into an occupied home on Riverside Avenue last weekend.

An RCMP officer was parked in downtown Trail at 11:15 p.m. Saturday evening when he observed a pick up truck travelling at a high rate of speed, noted Cpl. Kelly Hall of the Trail and Greater District RCMP in a Thursday news release.

The officer turned on his emergency lights and attempted to close the distance with the truck for a vehicle stop, but the truck was several blocks ahead and police lost sight lines as the vehicle rounded corners heading toward the Old Trail Bridge.

By the time the officer caught up to the vehicle, it had already struck the home and carport on the 1900 block of Riverside Ave.

The driver was arrested at the scene without incident, Hall added.

Charges pending include Impaired Driving, Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle with over 80 milligrams (mgs) of Alcohol and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

The driver was also ticketed for driving a vehicle without registration and driving while prohibited, but has since been released from custody with court dates forthcoming.

No injuries were reported by the two occupants of the home or the driver, but the residence was extensively damaged.

Impaired operation of a motor vehicle means the police are alleging the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol or drugs. Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle over 80 mgs means the driver was operating the motor vehicle with more than 80 mgs per 100 millimetres of blood, which measures over .08 on the Breathalyzer test.

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