A welcome sign of criminal charges to come

Man might be charged with drunk driving after slamming into Brentwood Bay welcome sign

A Central Saanich man lost his licence after smacking into the welcome sign in Brentwood Bay.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday Central Saanich police responded to a 911 call about a northbound vehicle that hit the sign at the intersection of West Saanich and Keating X roads.

En route, the officer was updated through witness accounts that the driver had left the scene, walking to a nearby gas station where the officer caught up with him. A 48-year-old Central Saanich man failed a roadside screening and faces impaired driving charges.