(Twitter/Erika Holmes)

Single-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Malahat late Friday morning

Impaired driving investigation underway by West Shore RCMP

A single-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Goldstream Provincial Park had traffic at a standstill late Friday morning.

West Shore RCMP said officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover on the shoulder of the Trans-Canada Highway southbound lane, just south of Goldstream Provincial Park, shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.

Police said a 2014 Jeep Wrangler had gone off the road, hitting the rock wall and rolling onto the driver’s side.

The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and was unharmed. Police said an impaired driving investigation ensued because the driver was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Police noted the driver was issued an immediate roadside prohibition from driving and the vehicle was towed.

Both north and southbound lanes were shut down for about 40 minutes while emergency crews attended the scene and the vehicle was cleared from the shoulder.

Shortly after noon on Friday, Drive BC tweeted that the incident was cleared, but delays due to congestion should still be expected.

READ ALSO: Truck involved in Malahat crash had no insurance

shalu.mehta@blackpress.ca


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

Langford ranks as fastest growing community in B.C.

Westshore community grew by 5.2 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018

Highlands councillor designs ‘carbon budget’ for CRD municipalities

Budget shows how much carbon left for each municipality to use to meet climate goals

City of Victoria drafts revision of plastic bag ban bylaw

The bylaw will need to go to the province for approval

Traffic delays: Saturday work added to Highway 1 construction schedule

Work continues on dangerous stretch between Leigh Road and West Shore Parkway

VIDEO: James Bay wolf released into wild of western Vancouver Island

Conservation officers confirm wolf is from Discovery Island

VIDEO: Driver guilty in Saanich crash that left 11-year-old with catastrophic brain injuries

North Saanich woman convicted on one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

First-place Canucks beat Blues 3-1 for ninth straight home win

Miller nets pair as Vancouver defeats Cup champs

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Alberta premier wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Kenney: ‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

Filming for Resident Alien begins in Ladysmith

Aliens and excitement take over the streets of Ladysmith during new TV series

NDP suggests easing secondary housing rules for B.C. farmland

Lana Popham proposes guest homes not just for relatives

After four sexual assaults in the same B.C. park, RCMP ask women not to walk alone

Four sexual assaults took place in Glen Park over two months

Most Read