Man arrested after driving into storefront at The Bay Centre in Victoria

Man arrested after driving into storefront at The Bay Centre in Victoria
Victoria Police

The Victoria Police Department has arrested a man after he drove into the storefront of Marble Slab Creamery at The Bay Centre in Victoria.

The man was suspected by police to be drug-impaired at the time of the incident, which occurred just before 11 p.m. on Sunday evening.

Officers were called to the scene, having received a report that a man had crashed into the local business, driving his car into the storefront twice as seen in the video below.

When officers arrived, they found the man still in his vehicle, however, he proceeded to ignore police direction and attempted to flee the scene.

Officers deployed a Conductive Energy Weapon (CEW) and withdrew the man from the vehicle, where he continued to resist arrest and was taken to the ground.

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He was then arrested without further incident.

Police say that based on his behaviour, the man was believed to be impaired by drugs. Victoria Police officers attempted to administer the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), however, the man reported non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services Paramedics for medical treatment and for additional investigation.

He was later released with a 24-hour driving prohibition pending further investigation into drug-impaired driving.

Police say that no one else was injured as a result of this incident.

The file is currently under investigation and anyone with information about this incident is being asked to call the Victoria Police non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.


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