Abbotsford Police car hit by suspected impaired driver

A suspected impaired driver rear-ended a marked police vehicle while driving a vehicle with "two-and-a-half tires" early Sunday, said Abbotsford police Const. Ian MacDonald.

At around 1:30 a.m., an officer was traveling on Townline Road and noticed another vehicle coming up fast behind him. The officer made an effort to get out of the way but his vehicle was struck, and the other vehicle came to rest on the shoulder.

"He was driving on one rim, but on the other side of the car he actually had one of thoseā€¦ temporary tires," said MacDonald.

The suspect is a 43-year-old man from Abbotsford and MacDonald said he has had some interactions with police in the past involving driving. The police officer involved suffered minor injuries.

Charges have yet to be laid, but police are recommending a charge of impaired driving and refusing to provide a sample.

MacDonald added that police have considered that the driver may have been in an earlier accident and are asking the public for any information they may have, though the damage to the tires may have been from a different incident.

The man was driving a red 1991 Plymouth Acclaim.

Anyone with information is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd).

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada
B.C. Muslim Association speaks out on gunman
Airport hopes lower fees will bring more flights
UPDATE: No major security changes at Abbotsford airport after Parliament Hill shooting
MAYOR: Braun, Henry
Pedestrian struck by car at Old Yale and Maclure roads
Police on lookout for stolen UTV
New mayor sworn in at Kent inaugural meeting
Chilliwack MP describes Ottawa shooting

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.