Impaired Into the Ravine on Ravine at 6am!

This morning at 6am a truck went off the road on Ravine Way into the ravine. Luckily there were no injuries to the driver or any pedestrians.

As luck would have it, the accident was witnessed by a Saanich officer on his way to work, who then called it in.  On duty officers found that a white GMC pick-up had gone off the roadway on Ravine way on the north side of the road.

The truck ended up precariously perched on the lower walkway along Ravine way that goes under the overpass. This was all that stopped the truck from ending up on the Galloping Goose Trail.

Apparently the driver was leaving Tim Horton’s after getting his morning coffee and turned to travel west bound on Ravine way towards Uptown Centre. Then he somehow stepped on the accelerator too hard and ended up going off the roadway and into the ravine.

Investigators detected an odour of alcohol about the driver and arrested him for impaired driving at the scene.  Breath samples revealed almost double the legal limit.

“The driver was extremely lucky not to injure himself or any pedestrians using the walkway,” Sgt. Dean Jantzen.

Arrested was a 36 year old Saanich resident. He has now been released with a Promise to Appear in court in the new year.



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