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

MLA invites community to weigh in on transportation issues in Sidney

Adam Olsen invites Peninsula residents to share questions, concerns at Nov. 24 gathering

Local leaders of all ages honoured at National Philanthropy Day event

Awards in six categories given to Victoria residents who are leaders in giving back

Get your pet on the jumbotron at this weekend’s Royals game

Victoria Royals host the Regina Pats Saturday night 7:05 p.m.

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Greater Victoria holiday craft fair roundup for Nov. 16 to 18

Check off all of the items on your shopping list at these great events

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 14

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

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

B.C. teacher’s Amazing Race takes students on Canada-wide adventure

Agassiz high school students say they had the experience of a life time

Don’t sign USMCA until LGBTQ language excised, U.S. lawmakers urge Trump

The trade agreement, forged after 13 months of tense negotiations between Canada and the U.S. is scheduled for Nov. 30

Most Read