Early morning Oak Bay crash leaves drunk driver fined and mom’s car impounded

Early morning Oak Bay crash leaves drunk driver fined and mom's car impounded

Photo courtesy Times Colonist.

Not your usual Monday morning series of events. Oak Bay Police have pending charges against a young man who made some ‘disappointing’ decisions including drinking and driving. Photo courtesy Times Colonist.

Oak Bay Police have issued a 24-year-old Saanich driver numerous fines and charges after a string of unlawful events early Monday morning.

Police say the young man crashed his mom’s car on Middowne Road while driving drunk. Officers responded to the crash to find neither parties had serious injuries. but that some passengers fled.

The young driver failed two roadside tests and was issued a 90-day roadside prohibition. But, he gave police the wrong name and proceeded to flee from police on foot.

The man was pursued and tackled by police and issued another 90-day license suspension, this time, under his correct name.

He was fined $782 for driving without due care, no drivers license and failing to state his name. His mother’s car was also impounded for 30 days.

In a tweet, Oak Bay Police said that although it was fortunate that no one was injured, it was a disappointing series of events.

The Oak Bay Police Department is currently pursuing additional criminal charges against the young man for lying about his identification and failing to stop at the scene of the accident.


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