Police in Saanich closed down a block of Shelbourne Street Sunday morning after a new driver crashed.
According to a tweet by the Saanich Police Department, a motorist with an ‘N’ licence crashed into a telephone pole on Shelbourne Street.
The crash, which occurred in the early morning hours, resulted in officers closing down the road between McRae Avenue and North Dairy Road.
A witness at the scene told CHEK News the vehicle knocked over the telephone pole and ended up on a nearby driveway.
Meanwhile, Saanich PD said in its tweet although the motorist told responding officers they “fell asleep” at the wheel, the new driver was issued a 12-hour driving ban for having consumed alcohol.
The department later tweeted out a reminder that class 7 licence holders are required to have zero blood alcohol content and zero blood drug content while operating a motor vehicle.
Shelbourne St btwn McRae Ave and North Dairy Rd was shut down early this morning after an “N” driver said they fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a telephone pole. The driver was not injured and was issued a 12hr suspension for having alcohol in their body. #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/beO2gBHGbL
— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) April 4, 2021