Drunk driver caught in early morning mishap

Driver hits bushes, still feeling alcohol from night before

Central Saanich police responded to a call from a resident in the 1900-block of Venross Pl. just before 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. The resident complained a car drove into the bushes on the side of the road. Police found the car a short time later with a 20-year-old Central Saanich man driving it.

Police noted the smell of alcohol and the driver displaying signs of alcohol consumption. A roadside screening was given to the driver, which he failed twice. His car was impounded for 30 days and he received a 90-day driving prohibition.

“If you’ve been drinking the night before and think a few hours of sleep will sober you up, that’s not the case,” warned Cpl. Pat Bryant of the Central Saanich police. “Alcohol takes a while to work its way out of your system so be aware of that the morning after.”