Monday September 18, 2023 | COLWOOD, BC
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
Crashing into a tree line in the middle of the night… it happened in Colwood this past weekend.
West Shore RCMP says their frontline officers were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision on in the wee hours of Sunday September 17, at about 2 am.
A witness called police after observing a grey 2004 Toyota Corolla that had collided into the tree line near the 2000-block of Sooke Road (Highway 14) in Colwood. That’s nearby to the Royal Roads University campus.
The driver and the sole occupant of the vehicle, was identified as a 27-year-old woman who was exhibiting symptoms of alcohol intoxication. She provided a sample of her breath and police determined her blood alcohol level was over the legal limit.
The drive was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition under the Motor Vehicle Act and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver did not sustain any major injuries but was taken to the hospital as a precaution due to the collision.
“We want to thank the witness for calling police right away. It is remarkable that no one was seriously injured in this collision,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer, West Shore RCMP.
RCMP File # 2023-19100