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Alleged drunk driver destroys dollar store front window

The Your Dollar Store With More store in Creston has received major damage as a result of a car crash.

On Dec. 18th, at around 11:05 am, Creston RCMP responded to the scene of the crash.

A vehicle had seemingly collided with the front window of the business, where RCMP officers located and questioned the driver.

Although the storefront received “significant damage”, the RCMP says no one was injured.

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“It was dangerous due to the fact that it was the middle of the day,” said Cst. Brett Urano.

“People were in the shop. And anytime someone’s driving impaired, it is a very dangerous situation. We are fortunate that no one was struck by any of the debris or by the vehicle itself. We are fortunate no one was injured by this poor choice made by this man.”

Following sobriety testing, a 73-year-old Creston man was charged with multiple offences related to impaired driving.

“At the time of this incident, there were numerous adults and children shopping inside the business. This was extremely dangerous and unacceptable behaviour by the driver,” said Creston RCMP Commander Staff Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk in a release.

“All possible charges have been levied against this individual, as will be the case for any driver being found impaired while operating a conveyance. Fines, additional costs, and liabilities for these offences in British Columbia are very costly. It is not worth the risk to public safety or to anyone’s livelihood, to drive while impaired. Please plan ahead and have a sober ride.”

Urano says the Creston RCMP detachment will be on the lookout for impaired drivers, especially around the holidays.

“The Creston RCMP is always looking for impaired drivers, particularly around the holiday season. We are focusing on road checks and impaired driving enforcement going forward throughout the holiday season.”

“We recommend that people plan for a safe ride and don’t get behind the wheel if they’re going to be drinking.”

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