Mounties say an alleged drunk driver is lucky to have suffered only minor injuries after flipping a vehicle onto its roof in Langford over the weekend.
On Saturday, Nov. 18, around 9:50 p.m., a West Shore RCMP officer was flagged down by a witness, who said a vehicle had rolled over down the street near Bear Mountain Parkway and Echo Valley Drive.
The officer attended the scene, where they found a white 2018 Toyota Corolla flipped over and its driver, a 22-year-old man, who managed to get out of the vehicle and sustained only minor injuries.
“The driver provided a sample of his breath into a roadside screening device with a fail result and was determined to be over the legal limit of alcohol,” according to West Shore RCMP in a news release Monday.
They say it was a single-vehicle collision with no other passengers.
Police say the driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition under the Motor Vehicle Act, and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
“This driver is lucky to have walked away from such a serious collision with only minor injuries. With the holiday season upon us, we would like to remind motorists to please plan for a safe ride home,” said RCMP Cpl. Nancy Saggar.
Police say motorists will see West Shore RCMP frontline and traffic unit officers at roadblocks over the coming weeks checking for driver sobriety.
The driver of this vehicle is lucky to have walked away with only minor injuries after rolling their vehicle this weekend. The driver was impaired, and issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and vehicle impounded for 30 days. Please plan for a safe ride home this holiday… pic.twitter.com/rkaKMhai6E
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) November 20, 2023