A later model Dodge Ram impounded by VicPD after the driver slammed into a pole and continued driving without a tire for several kilometres.

A later model Dodge Ram impounded by VicPD after the driver slammed into a pole and continued driving without a tire for several kilometres.

Impaired driver slams into pole, continues driving without front tire

Front rim still glowing when police catch up to parked vehicle: VicPD

  • Mar. 4, 2013 6:00 a.m.

VicPD’s call centre lit up with anxious drivers around 12:30 a.m. Monday, as several people witnessed a driver slam into a pole at the intersection of Douglas Street and Hillside Avenue, then continue driving without a front tire down the Pat Bay Highway.

When police caught up with the black Dodge Ram in the 4300-block of Crownwood Lane, its front rim was still glowing from the friction with with the pavement.

The driver had exited the vehicle and refused a breathalyzer test.

A 31-year-old View Royal man was arrested for intoxication in a public place and faces a licence suspension of 90 days and a fine for driving without due care and attention.

dpalmer@vicnews.com