Drug impaired driver crashes into power pole

West Shore

2024-05-08 12:20 HAP

Dossier nº 2024-8436

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On May 6 at approximately 6:40 a.m., West Shore RCMP received several calls regarding a Black Chevrolet Monte Carlo driving erratically in Metchosin and crashing into a power pole located near the 4200 block of Metchosin Rd. One caller reported the driver appeared to be falling asleep at the wheel while driving.

Frontline officers attended the scene along with B.C. Emergency Health Services and Metchosin Fire Department. Police determined there were two occupants in the Monte Carlo and the driver, identified as an 18-year-old male was displaying signs of drug impairment.

Photo of collision:

Photo of collision

Police conducted an impaired driving investigation which included an examination of the driver by a Drug Recognition Expert who determined the driver was exhibiting symptoms of being impaired by drugs. The driver was cooperative with the police investigation and provided a sample of his urine to be analyzed. The vehicle was towed and impounded and the driver issued a 24-hour prohibition from driving. Drug impaired driving charges are expected to be forthcoming pending results from the urine analysis.

Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and are lucky that they were not seriously injured. We want to thank the multiple callers who reported this to police right away, said Cpl. Nancy Saggar West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Nancy Saggar
Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC du West Shore
698, avenue Atkins, Victoria (C.-B.) V9B 3A4
Bureau : 250-474-2264
Télécopieur : 250-474-8790

Courriel : medias_westshore@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Site Web : westshore.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (en anglais seulement)

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