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Tireless truck terrorizes Dewdney Trunk

A Maple Ridge man had his truck impounded for 90 days Sunday evening after he drove through several blocks of the downtown core on three wheels.

The 43-year-old crashed his gold coloured pickup into a utility pole on Dewdney Trunk Road at 227th Street around 7 p.m. and lost his passenger side front tire on impact.

Tom Veltin saw the collision and watched in horror as the man backed away from the pole, drove off the pavement and continued to barrel towards him.

“It was really bizarre,” said Veltin, who had to run a red light to move out of the truck’s way.

“I thought he was going to kill me.”

The truck missed hitting a woman on the sidewalk by inches.

“It was pretty freaky. He wasn’t stopping,” Veltin added.

“I had visions of him pushing my car into traffic. It was like slow motion.”

The man eventually pulled the truck over in an alley, where police caught up with him.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said the man was handed an immediate roadside driving prohibition for being impaired. That means he won’t be able to drive for 90 days and his truck will remain impounded for the next month.

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