Man arrested after vehicle struck multiple police cars

Coquitlam, Information Wanted

2024-01-25 11:11 PST

File # 2024-1993

Coquitlam RCMP are appealing for witnesses and video after a driver hit multiple vehicles on Cottonwood Avenue near Whiting Way in Coquitlam.

On Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:31 Coquitlam RCMP Frontline officers received a report of an impaired driver. Police located the vehicle at 11:00 p.m., in a parking lot on Cottonwood Avenue near Whiting Way in Coquitlam, where it immediately drove into two responding police cars.

Front bumper damage to police vehicle after it was hit

View a larger image - Front bumper damage to police vehicle after it was hit

Vehicle damage to back-passenger wheel area of police car

View a larger image - Vehicle damage to back-passenger wheel area of police car

The vehicle then reversed down an alleyway at a high rate of speed, striking two parked vehicles in the process. Once the vehicle stopped, the driver was arrested by responding officers.

Two police officers suffered minor injuries.

The driver was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

We are extremely thankful that no one was seriously injured as a result of this erratic driving behaviour, said Corporal Alexa Hodgins, Media Relations Officer for Coquitlam RCMP. As our investigation continues, we are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has video to contact the Coquitlam RCMP.

Coquitlam RCMP are asking anyone who may have dash-cam, cellphone or home surveillance video in the area of Cottonwood Avenue between Whiting Way and Marshall Street in Coquitlam between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2024-1993.

Released by

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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