Police are reminding people who are looking for a safe alternative to driving home after drinking that cycling isn’t the best option either. On Aug. 8 around 11:15 p.m. police, ambulance and first responders from the Central Saanich Fire Department were called to the 7100 block of West Saanich Road after a Brentwood woman had taken a spill off her bike after she had been drinking earlier that night. The woman was not wearing a helmet and sustained minor head injuries and a dislocated finger that required medical attention. She was transported to Victoria General Hospital.
“We just want to remind people, don’t drink and bike, and always wear a helmet,” said Cpl. Janis Jean. “A lot of people think biking is a safe alternative after a night of drinking, but even cycling can also be dangerous when you’ve been drinking – especially if you aren’t wearing a helmet.”