Drunk driver loses car

  • May. 10, 2011 11:00 a.m.

A 22-year-old Maple Ridge man lost his driver’s license for 90 days Sunday after police stopped him for driving drunk.

The man was stopped in his 2008 Acura CSX on Dewdney Trunk Road near 216th Street at 2:15 p.m.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the man showed signs of being impaired by alcohol, so the police officer made a demand for sample of his breath.

The man blew a fail reading.

He received an immediate roadside driving suspension for 90 days and his car was impounded for 30 days.


Indecent act

A man was arrested by police Friday morning after he flashed passerbys in downtown Maple Ridge.

Police were called about the incident near 224th Street and Lougheed Highway around 11:30 a.m.

Officers found the 36-year-old a short distance away and are recommending he be charged with an indecent act.


Family feud

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested an 18-year-old man who damaged his mother’s car in Maple Ridge on Friday.

He was being dropped off at Haney Place Mall around noon when he got into an argument with his mother.

Police said the son broke a window of the van and his mother’s cane by striking the van with it.

Police took the man into custody. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for cuts to his hand.

He is scheduled to appear in court in June.



Two computers were stolen early Friday during a break-in at a business in Pitt Meadows.

Thieves entered the Otter Coop on Harris Road around 2:40 a.m. by removing glass from the front door.


Road rage

Ridge Meadows RCMP are recommending charges of assault against a 42-year-old Mission man following a case of road rage Thursday morning.

The incident happened just before 8:30 a.m. on Lougheed Highway at the eastern entrance to the Haney Bypass. The man was trying to pass a large truck, which resulted in a minor collision.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said both vehicles stopped and the suspect allegedly punched the driver of the truck.

Police were called and arrested the man. He has since been released with a court date set for July.


Speed queen

A young woman from Maple Ridge lost her car for a week Thursday for driving too fast.

The 18-year-old was stopped by a Mountie in the 26600-block of Lougheed Highway for going 40 kilometres over the posted speed limit.

She was fined $368 and her car was impounded for seven days.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said excessive speeding can be a “death sentence” for everyone involved – the driver, their passengers and other innocent road-users. About 10,000 tickets are issued by police annually for excessive speeding.