An impaired driver involved in Quadra Street collision received a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound. (Black Press Media file photo)

No one injured in Quadra Street T-bone collision involving impaired driver

Impaired driver ‘facing significant consequences,’ Saanich police say

An impaired driver involved in a T-bone collision on Quadra Street is facing a 90-day driving prohibition, a 30-day vehicle impound and a fine.

Just after 4 p.m. on April 22, Saanich police were called to the scene of a “potentially serious collision” at the intersection of Quadra Street and Union Road, said Const. Markus Anastasiades, public information officer for the Saanich Police Department.

Officers determined the crash was caused by a driver turning left in front of another vehicle, he explained.

READ ALSO: Saanich police rescue man with arm caught in donation bin

READ ALSO: One man dies in Saanich collision

Both drivers were uninjured but officers noticed the driver who caused the collision was showing signs of being impaired, Anastasiades said. Using a breathalyzer test, police confirmed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and issued an immediate 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound. The impaired driver was also fined for turning left without yielding to oncoming traffic.

The other driver’s vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene, Anastasiades added.

He explained that collisions at intersections can often lead to serious injuries and these drivers were fortunate to walk away uninjured. The impaired driver “is now facing significant consequences and will not be driving on our roads for some time,” he said.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

impaired drivingSaanich Police Department

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

Just Posted

Ninja groups could be setting children up for identity theft, online safety expert says

‘When I started seeing entry codes into secure buildings, I’m thinking oh my God, what are we doing?’

Close call has North Saanich councillor appealing for traffic safety

Coun. Jack McClintock is using an incident involving his daughter to highlight traffic safety

Federal government tenders remediation of Sidney’s Reay Creek pond

With tendering deadline of June 12, Transport Canada admits project is behind schedule

Saanich Peninsula steps into post-pandemic phase

Pending partial re-opening of local schools signals new start

Craft vendors allowed to re-join Goldstream Farmers Market

Dr. Bonnie Henry lightens restrictions, approves non-food items to be sold

VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

Toronto Raptors’ Ujiri says conversations about racism can no longer be avoided

Thousands have protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men across the United States

‘I’m afraid’: Witnesses of wolf attack on senior near Prince Rupert worried about safety

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

Protesters prepare to rally against racism in front of Vancouver Art Gallery

Rally is in response to the deaths of black Americans and a Toronto woman

Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo

Incident happened on backroad Friday night in Nanaimo Lakes area

Protesters rally against anti-black, Indigenous racism in Toronto

Police estimated the crowd to be between 3,500 and 4,000 and said there was no violence

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism

B.C. money will be split between Vancouver Island and Indigenous tourism

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters U.S.

Tens of thousands marched to protest the death of George Floyd

Most Read