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Impaired driving investigation underway after two-vehicle collision

Police are conducting an impaired driving investigation after a vehicle collided with an unmarked police car Monday afternoon.

The crash occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 16 and 20 Avenue. Frontline members responded immediately to the area and learned that one of the vehicles was an unmarked police car with a police officer and a mental health nurse inside. The car belongs to the Car 60 program, which operates in partnership with the Prince George RCMP and Northern Health.

“Thankfully, no one suffered serious injury in the collision,” said Const. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP. “The Mental Health Nurse and the Police Officer went to hospital for assessment of their injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition for impairment by drug and was released without further process, pending the full results of the investigation.”

Frontline members and police officers from the Municipal Traffic Services unit spoke with witnesses at the scene. If anyone further witnessed the incident or has dash cam footage of the collision, they can contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 to speak with an investigator.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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