Man Charged For Drunk Driving After Colliding With Cop Car

The New Brunswick RCMP say they arrested a 23-year-old man from Mayfield, N.B. for impaired driving after a crash involving a police car in St. Stephen, N.B.

Mounties say that on Oct. 16 at around 2 a.m., an officer who was on patrol saw a vehicle closing in at high speed. The vehicle hit the car and passed it from the right before hitting a curb and power pole.

It also narrowly missed hitting a pedestrian on the sidewalk.

“The car did not stop and continued on King Street at a high rate of speed,” said the New Brunswick RCMP in a statement to our newsroom.

“The member activated his emergency lights and attempted to intercept the vehicle, but the driver continued a kilometre before pulling over.”

Police say the driver showed signs of impairment and officers arrested him at the scene. Breathalyzer tests confirmed the man consumed more than twice the legal limit in alcohol.

Investigators say the man will appear in Saint John Provincial Court on Feb. 8, 2023. The vehicle was also impounded at his expense and the man received a 90-day driving suspension.