VicPD cruiser
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An impaired driver was served violation tickets by VicPD after he collided into a hydro pole on Tuesday.

Shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to the 400-block of Burnside Road for a report that a vehicle collided with a hydro pole.

VicPD responded, but the driver and the vehicle had fled the scene.

BC Hydro crews repaired the damaged hydro pole.

Investigators located the vehicle and the driver in the area of Harriet Road and Burnside Road East — by following the trail of fluids leaking from the car.

Based on the driver’s behaviour, officers conducted a field sobriety test on the suspect.

The file is still under investigation but the driver was served a 24-hour driving prohibition, as well as violation tickets for failing to remain at the scene of a collision and collision resulting in property damage.

If you have information about this incident, call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

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