Burnaby RCMP said they responded to a car colliding into a barrier at Production Way and Lougheed Highway at around 3:25 p.m. on Friday. Witnesses told them the driver was slumped over the steering wheel.
When the witnesses attempted to help the driver, he took off in his vehicle, so they followed the car and called 911, Sgt. Jeff Ausmus said.
Burnaby RCMP then intercepted the vehicle at Como Lake and Mariner Way, where the driver was again slumped over the wheel but stopped in traffic at that point, Ausmus said.
The driver was arrested and treated for superficial cuts to his face, which police say are most likely from the first accident with the concrete barrier. He is being investigated for possible impaired driving, Ausmus said.
A girl, who was also in the car, was also checked out by paramedics and returned to her mother, who was not in the vehicle at the time.
Police did not say what was the relationship between the child and the driver.
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