Maple Ridge pedestrian hit in possible drunk driving incident

Police say driver had twice legal limit in her system.

  • Jan. 27, 2016 8:00 a.m.

A female pedestrian remains in hospital after being hit by a car driven by a woman now being investigated for drunk driving.

The pedestrian was crossing 240th Street in east Maple Ridge at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when struck by a northbound car.

“The pedestrian received significant injuries, but these are felt to be non-life threatening,” Cpl. Brenda Winpenny said.

“The pedestrian received some immediate first aid from an off-duty RCMP officer, who was in the process of returning to her northern B.C. post when she came across the scene.  When other emergency services arrived, this officer assisted local police in their investigation.”

The driver of the car remained on scene, and police entered into an impaired driving investigation. Samples of the driver’s breath were obtained, and analysis indicated the driver had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her body, police said.

“Ridge Meadows RCMP will be submitting a report to Crown Counsel for consideration of charges against a 47-year-old Maple Ridge woman after she allegedly struck a pedestrian yesterday afternoon,” Winpenny added.