Langford driver a mess of moving violations

A failing muffler turned out to be the least of one driver’s problems.

A failing muffler turned out to be the least of one driver’s problems.

A Saanich police traffic officer pulled over a 1993 Volkswagen Golf on Vernon Avenue last Saturday at 11 p.m. due to an unusually loud muffler.

The officer found the plates were reported stolen and he arrested the driver, 36-year-old Langford man for possession of stolen property.

The officer then discovered the man smelled of alcohol, and he promptly blew a “fail” in a roadside screening device. This led to a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition on driving and the Golf was impounded.

The driving prohibition, though, turned out to be a moot point — the man hasn’t possessed a valid driver’s license since 2006.

Charges being considered include possession of stolen property and impaired driving.



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