Surrey woman investigated for impaired driving after multiple cars hit on Pattullo Bridge

NEW WESTMINSTER – SkyTrain riders heading across the Fraser River to take in the BC Lions football game Thursday evening might have thought they were looking down on a party on the deck of the Pattullo Bridge, with all the people wandering about.

But they weren’t.

Police are investigating a Surrey woman for impaired driving following a series of crashes that damaged roughly 30 vehicles on the Pattullo Bridge early Thursday evening.

Remarkably, nobody was injured. It happened just before 6:30 p.m. Police said the woman was heading from Surrey to New Westminster on the bridge when her vehicle crossed over the centre pylon dividers and hit multiple southbound vehicles on the Surrey side and seven more in New Westminster.

She came to a stop after crashing into a concrete barrier at the north end of the bridge.

The New Westminster Police arrested the woman at the scene for impaired driving and took her to the police station to obtain a breath sample. She was then released with a driving prohibition and her vehicle was held for mechanical inspection while police continue their investigation.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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