POLICE BRIEFS: Pedestrian struck, crack cocaine seized, multi-vehicle accident

Notable news bytes from the police blotter last week

Crack cocaine seizure

On Jan. 25 at around 4:30 p.m. a Central Saanich police officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Wallace Drive and Stelly’s X Road. The officer noted the behavior of the occupants was suspicious.

A search of the vehicle turned up crack cocaine and cash. A 25-year-old Saanichton man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The 22-year-old female driver was issued a violation ticket for not having a drivers license.

Pedestrian, cyclist struck

Two motor vehicle collisions happened in Central Saanich over the last week. The first, on Jan. 25 around noon, saw a woman struck in the crosswalk at the intersection of Wallace Drive and West Saanich Road. The woman, who had the right of way, suffered a fractured hand. The driver, a 48-year-old man from Langford, was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian.

On Jan. 30 around 11 a.m. a cyclist was struck at the intersection of Wallace Drive and Stelly’s X Road. The man was taken to Victoria General Hospital with head injuries and charges are pending for the female driver.

Excessive speeder

A 34-year-old man from Port Coquitlam was stopped for speeding by Central Saaich Police on Jan. 29 on the Pat Bay Highway. The vehicle was traveling at over 130 km/h in an 80km/h zone. The driver was fined $368 along with a seven-day vehicle impound.

Multi-vehicle crash in Sidney

Sidney North Saanich RCMP responded to a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Beacon Avenue and Fifth Street on Jan. 29.

Four vehicles were involved, three of which were struck by a truck driven by a man who claimed to have lost consciousness.

The man was transported to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital for evaluation while the other occupants of the damaged vehicles were treated for neck and back injuries.

 

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