Maple Ridge man drives into his family home

  • Mar. 7, 2011 5:00 a.m.
A 19-year-old man drove a car through the garage door of his family's home Monday.

A 19-year-old man drove a car through the garage door of his family's home Monday.

A 19-year-old Maple Ridge man was arrested Monday for crashing a car into his family’s house.

Ridge Meadows RCMP were called about a family dispute around 12:20 p.m.

The man left the house in an older car before police arrived.

The car was spotted by an officer with the RCMP Lower Mainland District’s Police Dog Services who tried to get the man to stop.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said the young man refused to stop and continued driving, quite often in an erratic manner, forcing police to abandon any type of pursuit.

The man then returned to the home around 12:35 p.m. and drove into a closed garage.

The house, the car he was driving and a parked motorcycle were all damaged in the crash.

“We’re quite thankful that no one was injured in this incident,” said Dunlop.

“We’re in the beginning phases of the investigation, but suffice to say we were able to monitor the man’s driving, maintaining a safe distance.  We’re exploring all aspects of this investigation, including a vehicle examination, which may support possible charges in this matter.”