(Image / Saanich Police)

One suspected intoxicated driver was arrested on Tuesday evening after crashing their vehicle through the living room of a Saanich home.

Shortly after 10 p.m., police responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the 5400 block of Fowler Road.

The call came from the homeowner, who told police that the car had just broken through the wall of their front living room.

Fortunately, all family members within the home were in different areas of the house when the collision occurred, and no one was injured.

“It is very fortunate that the family living in the house were in other areas of the home when the car hit and that no one, including the driver, was injured” said Sgt. Julie Fast of Saanich Police.

Once police arrived, the female driver of the vehicle was arrested for failing to provide a breath sample, and was issued a 90 day driving probation.

Her vehicle, a grey Nissan Altima, was also impounded for 24 hours.

See also: Impaired driver hands VicPD officers a hamburger instead of a driver’s license

Saanich Police are reminding drivers to use alternative safe options for getting home, like calling a friend for a ride, using a taxi, or riding on public transit if they plan on consuming alcohol.

Images of the crash are below:

(Image / Saanich Police)
(Image / Saanich Police)

Meanwhile, Victoria Police have said that they are ramping up traffic efforts to reduce intoxicated driving this summer.

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