West Shore RCMP say a single car crash into a power pole caused a power outage that affected over 1,500 residents in Colwood on Monday morning. (West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP say a single car crash into a power pole caused a power outage that affected over 1,500 residents in Colwood on Monday morning. (West Shore RCMP)

Vancouver driver cause of power outage in Colwood

Police detain 27-year-old man for impaired driving investigation

A 27-year-old driver who crashed into a power pole caused the power outage that affected more than 1,500 Colwood residents on Monday morning.

On Oct. 19 around 1:40 a.m., West Shore RCMP received multiple reports of a loud crash in the area followed by a power outage near Sooke Road and Marty Lane in Colwood.

Officers arrived to find a 2004 Nissan 350Z with extensive body damage and police determined a driver, a Vancouver resident, crashed into the power pole with enough force to take it off of its foundation. The driver didn’t report any major injuries and was detained for an impaired driving investigation. The 22-year-old passenger was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

READ MORE: UPDATED: Power restored to over 1,500 people after early morning West Shore crash causes outage


 

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