Monday November 20, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
On Saturday night in Langford, November 18, a Westshore RCMP Frontline officer was patrolling on Millstream Ave when they were flagged down by a witness who advised a vehicle had just rolled over down the street near Bear Mountain Parkway and Echo Valley Drive.
That was about 9:50 pm.
The officer attended the scene and located a white 2018 Toyota Corolla flipped over onto its roof. A 22-year-old man who had been driving the car managed to get out of the vehicle. RCMP says he sustained minor injuries.
The driver provided a sample of his breath into a roadside screening device with a fail result and was determined to be over the legal limit of alcohol.
This was a single vehicle collision with no other passengers.
The vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the driver issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Reminder to plan a safe ride home:
“This driver is lucky to have walked away from such a serious collision with only minor injuries,” said Cpl Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer, West Shore RCMP. In a news release today she adds that “with the holiday season upon us, we would like to remind motorists to please plan for a safe ride home”.
Driver sobriety road blocks:
Over the next coming weeks, you will see West Shore RCMP Frontline and Traffic Unit officers at road blocks around the Westshore checking for driver sobriety.
Reference: RCMP File # 2023-23615