A Whitehorse elementary school was put on lockdown Wednesday morning after an impaired driver failed to stop for police in Riverdale.
At approximately 8:15 a.m., the RCMP received a call from a person who reported a vehicle driving erratically down Two Mile Hill.
The suspect was found in Riverdale and failed to stop for police. Officers decided that a chase in the residential neighbourhood would be unsafe.
As a precaution, Grey Mountain Elementary School declared a lockdown. No one was allowed to enter the school for approximately 25 minutes, according to a spokesperson from the Department of Education.
The 20-year-old driver’s vehicle was found parked in the driveway of a residence on Hart Crescent, near the school.
The driver was arrested without incident and charged with impaired driving, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving while prohibited.