One driver from Victoria just learned the hard way about the consequences of drunk driving.
A 29-year-old woman had their vehicle impounded and received some hefty fines after being pulled over on Jacklin Road near Langford Parkway Thursday morning.
On October 15th, at approximately 8:30 a.m. the West Shore RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver on the Trans Canada Highway near Leigh Rd.
A witness had called police stating she was driving behind a 2019 GMC Yukon that was swerving in the lane.
Police said the driver was exhibiting symptoms of alcohol impairment, and conducted an impaired driving investigation.
On top of the driver being impaired, the vehicle had no insurance and was displaying the wrong licence plates.
The woman was issued a $598 violation ticket for no insurance, a $109 ticket for displaying the wrong licence plate, an immediate roadside driving prohibition for 90 days, the vehicle was towed and impounded for a 30 day period.
“When all is said and done the estimated cost associated to a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition is about $4730, add on the violations tickets for no insurance and displaying the wrong plates, and this driver is looking at a bill of over $5000,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.
“Not only is impaired driving one of the leading causes of collision-related death, it’s also incredibly costly. We are thankful to the witness who reported this impaired driver, their report helped us improve public safety by taking an impaired driver off the road.”