Carsharing Driver Crashes Car, Suspected of Drunken Driving

One of ReachNow's BMW i3 carsharing vehicles in Seattle. Photo courtesy of BMW Group.
One of ReachNow's BMW i3 carsharing vehicles in Seattle. Photo courtesy of BMW Group.

A renter of ReachNow crashed one of its BMW carsharing vehicles into a power pole in Seattle, leaving hundreds of residents without power for hours, according to a report by KOMO News.

Police suspect the driver of driving under the influence, says the report.

Carsharing programs have a screening process that tries to prevent alcohol-related accidents. BMW’s ReachNow mandates that drivers not have any alcohol or drug-related incidents within the past seven years, according to the report.

ReachNow also doesn’t allow those who have more than two car-related accidents or violations to use its carsharing service.

ReachNow told KOMO News that this driver will have his membership suspended, pending an investigation.

Click here for the full KOMO News story.

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