RCMP Irony: Police catch impaired driver who crashed into 'Report Impaired Drivers' sign

March 23rd, 2024

On March 21 at approximately 9:55 p.m., the West Shore RCMP responded to a report of a Dodge Ram pick up truck crashing into a street sign near Craigflower Rd and Admirals Rd in View Royal.

A witness advised police the truck was going at a high rate of speed when it rode up onto the side walk and crashed into a street sign that read Report Impaired Drivers. A West Shore RCMP Traffic Unit Officer attended the scene however the vehicle had already fled and was last seen heading toward Victoria. The officer observed the vehicle left behind debris including the impaired driving sign and the vehicle license plate at the scene and notified Victoria Police Department of this.

Minutes later, Victoria Police Department officers located the truck on Craigflower Rd and Catherine Street. They conducted a traffic stop and pursued an impaired driving investigation.

We want to thank both the witness and Victoria Police Department for acting so quickly. This was a dangerous impaired driver who was taken off the roadway just minutes after the report to police came in, said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

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