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A man was served with a 24-hour driving prohibition and an impounded vehicle after driving himself to the Victoria Police Department to report a theft.

Police say the man arrived at their station at 7 a.m. on Aug. 11 to report that his passport and cell phone had been stolen.

Officers noticed the man showed signs of impairment, and soon learned that he had driven himself to the station.

“Unfortunately, impaired driving is still an issue in our community,” a police statement said. “VicPD removed 46 drivers, impaired by either alcohol or drugs, from our roads in July of 2018.”

Impairment is one of the top contributing factors for fatal car crashes, according to ICBC. 65 British Columbians on average die every year in crashes involving impaired driving.

On Aug. 13, a Victoria police patrol van was hit by a car at the intersection of Cook Street and Dallas Road. The driver of the car was found to be driving well over the legal limit for alcohol.

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