West Shore RCMP say alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle collision that took place today on the Trans Canada Highway.

Police say they responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover on the Malahat, just south of Goldstream Provincial Park at 11:09 a.m. Friday in the southbound direction.

Upon arrival, officers located a 2014 Jeep Wrangler that had gone off-road at this location, hitting the rock wall and rolling onto the driver’s side.

The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and was not injured in the crash.

The driver was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and an impaired driving investigation is underway.

The driver was issued an immediate roadside prohibition, and the vehicle was towed.

Both north and southbound lanes were shut down for approximately 40 minutes, while emergency crews attended the scene and the vehicle was cleared from the shoulder.

Thankfully no one was injured in this collision.

 

See also: Southbound lanes closed on Malahat near Goldstream due to vehicle incident (UPDATED)