Luxury car alerts Princeton RCMP to impaired driving crash

A Vancouver man may be regretting his choice of luxury vehicle after the BMW he was driving alerted police to the fact he crashed near Princeton on Sunday.

RCMP received a call at about 6:15 p.m. after BMW Assist, a telematic roadside service using cellular and Global Positioning technology, automatically contacted police to inform them the car’s airbags had deployed.

Officers found the vehicle just off Old Hedley Road.

“They found a BMW that had left the road… but on investigation, found signs of impairment on the driver,” said Cpl. Chad Parsons. “Basically, his car called 911 on him.”

The driver was given a 90-day roadside licence suspension.

BMW Assist is free with most new vehicle purchases.

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