West Shore RCMP nab two impaired drivers at early morning collision scene

After apprehending one impaired driver on Sooke Road, police apprehended another at the same scene.

  • Dec. 9, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Police responded to a single vehicle collision early this morning in Colwood

Police responded to a single vehicle collision early this morning in Colwood

Just after 4:00 a.m., West Shore RCMP were called to a single vehicle collision in the 2000 block of Sooke Road in Colwood.

The initial report indicated that a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro struck a pole.

The attending officers were able to locate the uninjured driver and passenger, and a further investigation revealed that the driver, a 22 year-old Saanich man, was impaired by alcohol. He was issued an immediate roadside prohibition.

A little over an hour later, with officers still at the scene of the collision, one RCMP member noted an older pickup truck driving towards them with a bumper dragging along the ground. The officer stopped the vehicle to speak to the driver about the hazard and an investigation revealed that the 28 year-old Victoria man at the wheel was also impaired. He was issued a roadside prohibition as well.

Police are reminding individuals to figure out their transportation plans before consuming alcohol.

joel.tansey@goldstreamgazette.com