Crash Site VicPD Esquimalt

A driver is facing impaired driving charges after they collided with a hydro pole in Esquimalt on Halloween night.

Police were called to the 800-block of Esquimalt Road just after 10 p.m. on October 31 for a report that a vehicle had hit a hydro pole.

When VicPD officers arrived they found a truck with significant damage crashed into two hydro poles. One of the poles was severely damaged, and the other sustained minor damage. BC Hydro was called to assess the damage.

The vehicle’s front tire was found on the road several metres from the crash site. The driver and passenger both remained on scene and were not physically injured.

VicPD say they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, and the driver was arrested for impaired driving. They also arrested the passenger for obstructing a peace officer, and both were taken to cells and held overnight.

The female driver is facing charges of impaired driving, and was also served a 90-day Administrative Driving Prohibition. Her vehicle was impounded.

The male passenger was released without charges. VicPD say they are still investigating.

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