Reportedly disabled driver found passed out in Nanaimo with baby in the vehicle

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dated: 2022-11-25 08:38:47 .

A woman is at risk of being charged with unfit to drive after she was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle with her young child in the vehicle.

According to a police press release, Oceanside RCMP alerted Nanaimo RCMP to be on the lookout for a Ford pickup truck allegedly involved in a hit-and-run earlier on November 17th. Nanaimo RCMP located the vehicle around 10:30 a.m. in the downtown Nanaimo North parking lot. The vehicle’s engine was still running, but officers were unable to wake the woman after screaming and banging on the windows.

With the help of BC Ambulance Service and Nanaimo Fire Rescue, the woman was revived and “to make sure there were no medical issues,” she and her child were taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for evaluation.

“Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, which was grounds for an impaired driving charge,” the press release said.

The father picked up the child at the hospital and the mother was taken to the Nanaimo RCMP detachment to provide two breath samples, both of which were two and a half times the legal limit, police said.

The 35-year-old driver was banned from driving for 90 days, and her vehicle was confiscated for 24 hours. He must appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

“This incident is disturbing on a number of levels, but of course we’re just glad the child was not harmed in any way,” said Reserve Const. Gary O’Brien, spokesperson for the Nanaimo RCMP, in a press release.

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