Loaded shotgun found in backseat of crashed car

Seven officers responded to 208 Street crash scene on Friday night

  • Mar. 21, 2016 3:00 p.m.

A loaded shotgun was found in the back seat of a vehicle after a Langley man crashed his car outside the Langley Riders Liquor Store last week.

The 20-year-old, who was not known to police, was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.

He had crashed the 2014 Toyota Yaris in  the 4100 block of 208 Street at around 10:30 p.m. on March 18. The vehicle had slammed into the barriers in front of the store’s windows.

A witness told the Times the man had been waving the shotgun around after he got out of the car, but was convinced to put it back inside the vehicle before police arrived.

Seven police officers were called to the scene.

The man failed a roadside screening test and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition. His vehicle was towed.

The man has since been released from hospital, Largy said.