Here’s why two tow truck drivers were arrested in Squamish last week.

RCMP says community assistance combined with police work led to arrests.

Squamish police say two tow truck drivers were arrested June 30 and charged with dangerously operating a motor vehicle and driving under the influence of drugs.

At approximately 10:55 p.m. that day, RCMP received reports of a tow truck driving erratically in the Brackendale area. according to a Mounties press release.

Other people who called police reported that the truck had hit multiple cars.

Officers located the truck, driver and passenger after detecting the vehicle speeding and smoke billowing from the truck.

Police say the truck had “recent and extensive damage.”

Officers determined the driver had recently struck another car, causing parts of the truck to fall and fluids to leak.

Further investigation revealed that the driver was high on drugs and was arrested.

The passenger had previously driven the tow truck and collided with another car. Police also arrested the passenger for impaired drug operation, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to remain at the scene of the accident.

After providing blood samples at the local hospital to determine levels of impairment, police released the driver and passenger with future court dates.

“Although the property damage was quite extensive, fortunately no one was injured,” said Cpl. Angela Kermer of the Squamish RCMP in a press release. “The community and police coordination really helped keep this event from evolving further.”

Squamish RCMP asks anyone with information about this incident [File 2022-3874] to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to solvecrime.ca.

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