All for the love of Ben & Jerrys

POLICE BRIEFS: Car impounded in Central Saanich in the wee hours of Aug. 25

Central Saanich Police

• A 26-year-old Central Saanich man apparently gave into an irresistible ice cream craving in the wee hours of Aug. 25.

The man was found sleeping in the front seat of his car in front of Centennial Park with a plastic spoon in one hand and a pint of melted Ben and Jerry’s ice cream on the floor of his car around 4:10 a.m. on Sunday morning. The officer who spotted the car, which had its headlights on and keys in the ignition, stopped to investigate. He woke the man up, who admitted to drinking and driving, and issued two roadside tests, both of which the driver failed.

The man’s car was impounded for 30 days and he was given a 90-day driving suspension.

• A 19-year-old Central Saanich man and his 19-year-old female passenger learned a hard lesson in the early morning hours of Aug. 23.

Around 3:30 a.m., police received a report from a resident near the intersection of Amwell Drive and Greig Avenue that a black SUV had crashed into a utility pole. When police arrived, the driver was attending to the passenger who had a broken ankle. According to police, the driver was going too fast, resulting in his collision with the pole.

The man failed a roadside screening twice and was not only issued the standard 90-day suspension and 30-day impound for impaired driving, he was also issued three tickets under the motor vehicle act for disobeying a stop sign, failing to display his new drivers sign and for driving contrary to restrictions.

The female passenger was taken to Saanich Peninsula Hospital for surgery to repair her broken ankle.

• On Aug. 22, police received reports of an erratic driver on the Pat Bay Highway around 4:30 p.m. Witnesses had followed the vehicle from Quadra Street to the intersection of the highway and Island View Road where the vehicle rear ended another car.

When police arrived, a 48-year-old woman from Mayne Island was found to be under the influence of drugs. Drugs were also found in her car. She was issued a 24-hour driving suspension, a vehicle impound and a ticket for driving without due care and attention.

Just Posted

French for the Future event to host 300 students in Victoria

Victoria event welcomes students from Greater Victoria and Vancouver

International Astronomy Day lands in Victoria

Activities run April 27 at the Royal B.C. Museum and Observatory Hill

Harbour of Hope reaches $100k fundraising goal to help refugee families

Organization aims to cover the families’ living expenses for a year and beyond

More checks on contractors part of BC’s new pavement marking program

20,000 Km of lines to be painted, some given second coats

VIDEO: Large dust devil swirls through town in B.C.’s interior

Residents look on as column climbs about 90 feet into the air

Wanted by Crime Stoppers

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you think the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris should be rebuilt?

Images of one of the word’s most iconic landmarks were seared into… Continue reading

RCMP arrest B.C. man following threatening Vaisakhi Facebook post

Post made reference to pressure cooker bomb at massive Surrey parade

Second dump site of Dungeness crab discovered in northern B.C.

DFO confident new site related to larger April 2 dump

Northern B.C. high school student reaches 100,000 followers on YouTube

Voice actor, animator, Jericho Fortune has more than 30-million views on his channel GTAGAMER222

University mourns student who died in B.C. canoeing accident

Andrew Milner, 19, was in his second year with the University of Calgary’s basketball program

B.C. woman pleads for people to stop stealing daffodils meant to honour cancer victims

Cynthia Bentley honours memory of those lost to cancer by planting 100 daffodils each year

Most Read