A Vancouver man was arrested and one person was injured after a Nissan sports car crashed into a power pole in Colwood Monday morning.
At around 1:40 a.m. this morning, a 2004 Nissan 350Z smashed into a power pole in Colwood with so much force that it was knocked off its foundation, according to West Shore RCMP.
The force of the impact destroyed the Nissan and caused a power outage in the area of Sooke Road and Marty Lane for roughly five hours.
RCMP say a 27-year-old man from Vancouver was arrested at the scene for impaired driving, while a 22-year-old male passenger was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being ejected from the sports car.
The 22-year-old passenger is expected to make a full recovery and the 27-year-old driver, who did not suffer any major injuries, is facing impaired driving charges, say RCMP.
“This was a single-vehicle collision thankfully no else was injured. Residents in the area lost power for an estimated 4-5 hours. Police are continuing their investigation and charges of impaired driving are forthcoming,” West Shore RCMP media relations officer Const. Nancy Saggar said in a media release.