3 injured in Victoria collison, 1 driver fails sobriety test

3 injured in Victoria collison, 1 driver fails sobriety test
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A Victoria police car.

Victoria police say one driver failed a sobriety test for drug-impaired driving following a two-vehicle collision Friday morning.

Just after 9 a.m., VicPD officers were called to the Douglas and Finalyson streets intersection for a report of a two-vehicle crash.

Police said the driver of a vehicle travelling northbound on Douglas Street went through a red light and collided with a vehicle stopped at the red light southbound on Douglas Street.

The drivers of both vehicles suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the southbound vehicle was transported to hospital. The driver of the northbound vehicle, which ran the red light, did not require transport to hospital for treatment.

Police said a passenger in the vehicle travelling northbound fled the scene into a nearby business. Officers found the man allegedly disposing of drugs in the business, and arrested him for possession of a controlled substance.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the collision.

The driver of the northbound vehicle failed a standard field sobriety test (SFST) for drug-impaired driving, police said. The driver got a 24-hour driving prohibition, a violation ticket for driving without due care or attention, and a violation ticket for invalid insurance.

The collision is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. Press #1 to speak with the report desk.

To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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