Alleged impaired driver of luxury vehicle caught driving in circles in Durham police parking lot

A Durham Regional Police vehicle is seen in this undated photo. (Twitter/Durham Regional Police)

The driver of a luxury vehicle who police say was impaired and driving in circles in a Durham Regional Police parking lot has been arrested.

It happened early Wednesday morning at approximately 1:45 a.m. at the service’s Central West Division, near Taunton Road East and Anderson Street in Whitby, police said in a news release.

At that time, an officer inside the building noticed a red Cadillac driving in circles in the parking lot.

Police said the officer then made his way on foot to speak with the driver and advised him to stop the vehicle.

“The driver did not comply and continued to drive slowly in and around the parked police vehicles while flashing his headlights,” police said.

The driver of the vehicle was eventually boxed in by two police cruisers and arrested.

It’s unclear if he is facing any charges.

“Driving impaired is a no no,” police said in a tweet accompanying the news release. “Driving impaired while doing circles and flashing your headlights in a police parking lot - definitely a no no. Please don't drive impaired.” 

Driving impaired is a NO NO. Driving impaired while doing circles and flashing your headlights in a police parking lot - definitely a NO NO. Please don't drive impaired. pic.twitter.com/vNGOPMMS9l

— Durham Regional Police (@DRPS) September 15, 2021