The driver of a Mazda 3 involved in a morning rush-hour collision on Delbrook Avenue Tuesday was handed a three-day driving suspension after blowing a “warn” reading on a roadside screening device.
The 36-year-old North Vancouver woman was driving a Mazda 3 when it was involved in a collision with another Mazda 3 driven by a 19-year-old North Vancouver man near the corner of Delbrook Avenue and Vienna Crescent at around 7:30 a.m. July 25. Airbags in both vehicles deployed and both drivers were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Damage to both vehicles was extensive.
Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP, said incidents of police encountering drivers who are under the influence of alcohol in the morning is not as uncommon as people may think.
If someone has been drinking the night before blood alcohol levels can remain elevated into the next day, he said.