The West Shore RCMP is currently investigating a vehicle crash that involved a Corvette and police believe impairment may be a factor.
Police say the incident took place on June 18 after West Shore RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver.
In a report released on Monday, RCMP officers say they were told a white Corvette, travelling southbound on the Trans Canada Highway, was being operated in a manner described as “stunting.”
Moments later, police received a second report that a white Corvette had been in a motor vehicle collision on the Helmcken Road on-ramp in View Royal.
According to the report, the Corvette left the site of the collision but was tracked down by frontline officers at the McKenzie Avenue exchange.
Police say the driver — a 55-year-old Saanich resident — was arrested at the scene and is now under investigation for Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident and Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
In light of the speeds reported by witnesses, we are relieved that no one was seriously hurt or killed in this collision, says Cst Meighan Massey, of the West Shore RCMP,
This collision is a stark reminder of the increased risks on our roads with the onset of summer activity. With the lifting of restrictions comes the increase in local travel and socialization. Please remember to arrange for a safe ride home if you are going to be out drinking.
Investigators are looking for any dashcam or cell phone footage of the events leading up to the collision, the collision itself or events after.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is being asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at (250)464-2264.
If you have any information to provide and wish to remain anonymous, please contact Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-888-TIPS (8477).