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Police pinch impaired driver

Police are crediting the RID 911 service with getting an impaired driver, who rear-ended an ambulance, off Nanaimo’s streets.

The ambulance was slowing down on the Island Highway near Morden Road Wednesday at about 4:30 p.m. when it was rear-ended by an older model Toyota Camry.

The driver sped off, but not before parmedics got the car’s licence plate number.

About 20 minutes later, the paramedics were near Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and saw the Camry pulled over by police who responded to a 911 call of the car being driven erratically.

A 54-year-old Victoria woman had her car impounded, received a 90-day driving prohibition and a ticket for failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

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