Impaired Driver Caught in Saanich after Hit and Run in Victoria 21-6420

Date: March 25, 2021

File: 21-6420

A hit and run suspect that caused injury to one person in Victoria yesterday afternoon was located by Saanich Police a short time after the incident.

On March 24, 2021 around 4:40 pm a driver was reported to have struck an occupied parked vehicle in the 3100 block of Stevenson Place in Victoria. The driver failed to remain on scene, struck two other parked vehicles and fled the area in their badly damaged BMW SUV. The occupant of the parked vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Five minutes later the vehicle was reported driving on the Pat Bay Highway in Saanich with one of the front wheels destroyed. A third caller reported that the vehicle had come to a stop in the 500 block of Leaside Avenue, where officers attended and arrested the driver, who was believed to driving while impaired.

The driver is facing criminal charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle, refusing to provide a breath sample, failing to remain at the scene of a collision and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was also impounded for 90-days.

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

[email protected]

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