Posted Sep 29th 2012 2:00PM
Drunk driving is a problem that continues to plague Canadian roads. While the provinces are cracking down on impaired driving, it seems not everyone is getting the message. In an Autoblog Canada exclusive, we have confirmed that a driving instructor has been involved in a drunk driving accident while driving the very same car he teaches students in at the 'École du Conduit ARYO'.
At 9:50 p.m. on September 12, pedestrian John Wakely, 30, was outside of his residence in Île Perrot, a suburb of Montreal. Wakely had just finished unloading his truck and was proceeding back to his house when he noticed a Toyota Yaris traveling down the street. The silver compact, adorned with an illuminated driving school sign and vinyl lettering on the side, suddenly swerved and headed right towards Wakely. Fortunately for Wakely, the vehicle missed him by only 15 cm and slammed into a hydro pole in front of his residence. The resulting impact shattered the front bumper of the vehicle and lodged a shard of plastic in Wakely's face causing him to hit the ground.
Residents quickly began to gather after the impact and local police were notified. According to the victim, the owner of the driving school arrived afterward and appeared to be primarily interested in the damage to the vehicle and the state of his driver as opposed to the victim. He add that Île Perrot police "arrived on scene nearly an hour later. The driver of the Yaris became combative, so an officer tossed him to the ground, cuffed him and put him in the back of a cruiser."
Police confirmed the driver of the driving school vehicle was 2.5 times over the legal limit of 0.08 blood/alcohol and was charged with impaired driving. Wakely was treated at a local hospital to have a piece of plastic removed from his right eye and is expected to make a full recovery.
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