April 25, 2014 2:38 pm

North Vancouver RCMP find 3-year-old boy in vehicle with drunk adults

A three-year-old child has been taken into protective custody after North Vancouver RCMP allegedly found the boy in a vehicle with two “highly intoxicated” adults.

Mounties said they noticed a passenger, who is one of the boy’s parents, drinking alcohol in a vehicle parked in the 100-block of West 3rd Street at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.

They approached the vehicle and found that the 43-year-old passenger and the 39-year-old male driver, both from Victoria, were drunk, according to officers.

Mounties said the male driver failed a roadside Breathalyzer test and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition.

Both adults in the vehicle were arrested for being drunk in a public place and taken to jail until they were sober.

The child was taken into protective custody by the BC Ministry of Families after officers determined that neither adults were sober enough to be responsible for its care.

“This is a very disturbing incident for all involved, especially the three year old who is the son of the passenger,” Cpl. Richard De Jong said.

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