Drunk drivers in two separate vehicles collided with light poles within minutes of each other on Monday afternoon.
The first collision happened after a 46-year-old Ross River woman driving a Ford truck hit two vehicles on Quartz Road but was able to drive away. She lost control of the damaged truck on Two Mile Hill, colliding with a light pole.
Moments later, a 57-year-old man from Haines Junction driving another Ford truck ran into a light pole on the Alaska Highway near Porter Creek. The man made a run for it but was caught by police in downtown Whitehorse.
“They were both impaired and they will both be charged with that,” said RCMP Sgt. Mark Groves.
A 45-year-old male passenger in the first truck will also be charged for breaching conditions of his court order not to drink alcohol.
“Fortunately they didn’t hurt themselves or others,” said Groves.
The coincidental collisions capped off a busy weekend for police, who arrested three impaired drivers for being “grossly intoxicated.”
Police made over 50 arrests and received almost 160 calls over the weekend. (James Munson)