Morning crash in Oak Bay costs driver $782 and his mom’s car

The driver was ultimately issued another 90-day roadside prohibition in his own name

A Saanich man faces multiple charges and fines after fleeing police this morning in Oak Bay.

Oak Bay police were called to Middowne Road for the report of a car accident around 4 a.m. today Upon attendance, some passengers had fled. Officers began an impaired investigation on the man driving.

The 24-year-old Saanich resident failed two road side tests and was being issued a 90-day prohibition. However, he lied about his identity and fled on foot, police said.

“After lying about his name, the male attempted to sprint away but our officer was able to catch up to him and tackle him. After which, he remained handcuffed for the remainder of the interaction,” said Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties.

The driver was ultimately issued another 90-day roadside prohibition, in his own name. The vehicle he was driving was impounded for 30 days.

“Thank goodness, there were no injuries to anyone,” Bernoties said. “His mother is now without a vehicle for 30 days.”

Police issued the man $782 in fines for offences of drive without due care, no licence and fail to state name and address. OPBD is also pursuing criminal charges which, at this point, could include obstruction based on his lying about his identification and flight from police, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: Dashcam records near-miss by bad driver near Sooke

Driver crossed four lanes of traffic and back over again, barely missing three other vehicles

Protesters block entrance to Victoria government building to support Wet’suwet’en First Nation

A letter with four demands was delivered to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

PHOTOS: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow stopped paper carriers

More than 180 carriers brave the snow for deliveries

Dog dies, Victoria man arrested after incident in Oaklands

Police called to ‘incident between a man and a dog’ Monday afternoon

VIDEO: Greater Victoria mom shares ‘insane’ experience of viral dinosaur video

Tabitha Cooper filmed her costumed sons meeting their grandma at the Victoria International Airport

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

Boy, 13, arrested after alleged assault involving girl at B.C. middle school

Boy alleged to have used ‘inappropriate levels of force’ to injure the girl

Police suspect foul play in Cowichan Tribes death

Police are looking at foul play in relation to a death on… Continue reading

Hospital patient pleads guilty to dumbbell assault of nurse in Abbotsford

Neale Heath admits to assault causing bodily harm in attack last September

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

VIDEO: Nickelback gears up for nostalgia tour

Canadian band joins Stone Temple Pilots for a summer tour that includes just one stop in Canada

B.C. teacher suspended for poking student in stomach, pulling another’s ponytail

Teacher also swore in classroom, used Facebook to contact students

Most Read