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RCMP have charged a Saanich woman with impaired driving after she crashed her car while her children were inside.

On November 10 at approximately 4:40 p.m. officers received a report of a two-vehicle collision near the 890 block of Goldstream Avenue in Langford.

A Westshore RCMP officer responded and determined one of the drivers involved in the collision was showing symptoms of alcohol impairment.

The driver, a 33-year-old woman from Saanich, was detained for an impaired driving investigation.

Police determined she did not have a valid driver’s license and had her three children aged 12 and under with her in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

RCMP say they have notified family services and released the driver on pending charges of impaired driving.

“Impaired driving remains one the number one causes of collision related death in B.C,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

“If you suspect an impaired driver on the road call it in to police right away.”