Bumper touch produces impaired charge

Bad timing for driver who failed to stop for fellow motorist

An officer-witnessed rear-ender netted an alleged impaired driver on Nov. 12.

A Central Saanich officer in a marked car was at the four-way stop at Stelly’s X Road when two vehicles rolled up to the stop sign on his left. The second car didn’t stop in time.

The officer smelled alcohol while talking to the driver of the second vehicle. After failing a roadside screening, the driver was issued a 90-day immediate driving prohibition and the vehicle was towed.

 

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