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Man faces impaired driving charge, wife and toddler in car: Burnaby RCMP

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A man faces charges of impaired driving after Burnaby RCMP stopped a vehicle early Sunday morning which was weaving all over the road.

The man's wife and three-year-old child were passengers in the vehicle, and the child was not in a proper child restraint.

On May 27 at about 2 a.m., a concerned citizen called 911 to report seeing the vehicle driving erratically, at one point veering into the oncoming lane and almost causing a head-on collision, say Burnaby RCMP.

An officer quickly located and stopped the vehicle, which by that point was driving excessively slowly westbound on Canada Way.

As the suspect got out of the vehicle, he left the transmission in "drive," forcing the officer to jump into the vehicle and place it into "park."

The officer determined the man was impaired by alcohol and immediately arrested him. The middle-aged driver has been issued a promise to appear in court, to face the proposed charges of impaired driving, dangerous driving and criminal negligence.

Burnaby RCMP credited the person who reported the incident with helping prevent a tragic accident.

"This was a perfect example of someone doing the right thing and taking the time to get involved," said Corp. Jason Bayer of the Burnaby RCMP's traffic section. "If they hadn’t, the consequences could have been disastrous."

The middle-aged male driver has been issued a Promise To Appear in Court on the proposed charges of Impaired Driving, Dangerous Driving and Criminal Negligence.

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