VANCOUVER -- Police in Vancouver say they're recommending charges after a driver rear-ended a parked car downtown, causing a chain-reaction collision with other vehicles.

Vancouver police say a man was driving a blue GMC Terrain south on Richards Street at about 5 p.m. Monday when he crashed into a parked car near Georgia Street. 

Images from the scene show that vehicle was then pushed into multiple other parked cars on the street. Officers had a section of the street taped off while they were on scene. 

Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor and the 37-year-old driver was detained for an investigation. Charges will be recommended, Vancouver police say. 

There were no serious injuries as a result of the incident.