Central Saanich police deal with impaired drivers

Pair of Saanichton residents handed separate prohibitions

Late-night drive goes bad

A Saanichton man lost his wheels after a routine police stop on East Saanich Road.

A Central Saanich officer stopped a car near the intersection of East Saanich and Stelly’s X roads around 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 3.

The driver showed signs of impairment and after failing a roadside screening, was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Saanichton woman suffers same fate

An officer monitoring traffic in the 7000-block of West Saanich Road near Wallace Drive around 11:30 p.m. stopped a car for speeding Nov. 5. The Saanichton woman driving appeared impaired and ultimately failed a roadside screening. She was also issued a 90-day roadside prohibition and had her vehicle towed and locked up for 30 days.

Unlocked door beckons thief

A thief is a little richer after scoring a small amount of cash from an unlocked vehicle in the 1200 block of Marchant Road on Nov.3.