On Sunday, December 3rd at around 10 PM, West Shore RCMP received reports of a truck swerving and crashing into parked cars in Langford.

With the help of several witnesses on Sooke Rd, they were able to identify the vehicle which had two women and a little baby in it.

After a breathalyzer test, the police determined that the driver was impaired and over the legal limit.

She was given a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) during which her licence was surrendered to the officer for the duration of the ban. Her truck was also impounded for 30 days.

Increased safety measures over the holiday season

In this case, thankfully no one was injured, but the Ministry of Children and Families has been notified of the incident nevertheless.

The CRD is also increasing the number of roadblocks and sobriety checks in place as a part of their holiday season Drinking and Driving campaign.

“If you are planning on drinking, please do not drive,” says Cst. Matt Baker of the West Shore RCMP.

“By finding an alternative way home such as transit, cabs, or a designated driver you can help ensure that you, your passengers, and people sharing the road, all get home safely.”

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