UVic student stunt leads to criminal charges

A University of Victoria student had a poor start to the year, thanks to an initiation stunt.

A University of Victoria student had a poor start to the year, thanks to an initiation stunt.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 11, the 17-year-old male student drove the wrong way around Ring Road, sideswiping a security officer’s vehicle, crashing into a pole and trying to drive away from the scene.

An Oak Bay police investigation determined the wrong-way driving stunt was part of an initiation dare led by a campus club.

It was also determined the driver had been drinking that night. He lost his driver’s licence for 90 days, had his car impounded for 30, plus was charged for driving contrary to restrictions and for failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

The student was not injured.

 

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