Allegedly drunk man falls out of vehicle, accidentally runs himself over

A driver in Scugog Township is facing impaired driving charges after he accidentally ran himself over on the weekend after falling out of his vehicle.

Durham Regional Police say alleged incident shows drinking and driving is risky

Durham Regional Police say drinking and driving is dangerous it after a man backing up in a driveway fell out of his vehicle and ran himself over. He was injured but treated and released. (CBC News)

A man in Scugog Township has been charged with impaired driving after he fell out of his vehicle and accidentally ran himself over on the weekend.

Durham Regional Police Service said officers were called to a disturbance in Scugog Township, about 90 kilometres northeast of Toronto in the Port Perry, Ont. area, at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Kawartha Lakes, Ont. man, 25, was found injured on the ground.

Police said the man had put his vehicle in reverse, drove backwards down a driveway with the door open, and fell out of the his seat. The vehicle ran over his leg, then hit two mailbox posts.

The man was taken to hospital, treated and released. He is charged with impaired operation and driving while his blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit. He was released after promising to appear in court.

Police said the alleged incident underscores the dangers of drinking and driving.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Guthrie of North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2672.