Ladysmith RCMP will be recommending impaired driving charges for a 76-year-old man involved in an incident Tuesday in that community.

The Police were called to a two-vehicle collision around quarter after ten in the morning at the intersection of High Street and 4th Avenue.

Both vehicles had extensive damage but the victim’s injuries appeared to be minor, although they were taken to an area medical facility to be checked out.

The suspected impaired driver, who may be looking at charges of proceeding when unsafe to do so, is a resident of the Ladysmith area and was not injured in the collision.

Mounties said this driver was the 135th to be charged in 2018 by the detachment for impaired driving.

Staff Sergeant Ken Brissard said for the whole of 2017 Ladysmith detachment officers nabbed 138 impaired drivers and, his advice, with the holiday season on the way:

“Come on, we all know better, there’s no excuse, don’t drink and drive. I mean really, who doesn’t know better.”

Brissard says the numbers of impaired drivers are spiking for the Ladysmith detachment, mostly, because police have been focusing on the problem.