Roadside fail nets child
Mounties in North Vancouver say they arrested two intoxicated adults in a vehicle and were alarmed to find a three-year-old child in the back seat.
Police say an officer noticed the female passenger of a parked vehicle drinking alcohol and learned that the male driver was also drunk.
The driver failed a roadside breath test and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition.
Police say neither of the adults were sober enough to care for the little boy, who was taken into the custody of the Children's Ministry.
Cpl. Richard De Jong says the 39-year-old man and the 43-year-old woman, who is the child's mother, were arrested Thursday night for being drunk in a public place and kept in police cells until they were sober.
De Jong says the incident is very disturbing for everyone involved.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more BC News
- Weekly weather forecastCentral Okanagan - 5:00 am
- Few issues, lots of fun at COGKelowna
- Botanie fire: Alerts rescindedBC - 6:10 am
- Lightning strikes 14 in LAWorld
Government of BC
Provincial Emergency Program
BC Health Guide