Impaired driver in Colwood turns out to be alleged drug trafficker

Impaired driver in Colwood turns out to be alleged drug trafficker
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West Shore RCMP stop an impaired driver, who was also allegedly trafficking drugs

West Shore RCMP officers made an unexpected discovery when they tracked down an impaired driver in Colwood on June 2.

RCMP said they received multiple calls from residents of a vehicle swerving into oncoming traffic on Sooke Road near Metchosin Road. Officers found the car at that intersection.

Police say the driver had stopped at the light and was unconscious when officers arrived.

Officers then awoke the driver who they say was displaying symptoms consistent with being intoxicated by drugs.

The driver, identified as a 37-year-old resident of Victoria, was arrested for impaired driving and drug trafficking.

Police searched the driver and located individually packaged bags of lysergic acid diethylamide (more commonly known as LSD), as well as cocaine. Police also obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and found more than 350 grams of meth.

The West Shore RCMP says this catch was all thanks to the Colwood residents who called in the dangerous driving.

Police want to thank the multiple callers who notified police of the dangerous driving behaviour they witnessed. These callers no doubt prevented a serious collision by calling police right away and without knowing it helped us catch a drug trafficker in the process, said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

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