One driver woke up on the wrong side of the bed when an incident of road rage saw them recklessly weaving through the Pay Bay Highway Thursday afternoon.
On April 15th, Saanich Police said they received several calls from motorists describing a driver weaving in and out of traffic, cutting a driver off, and at one point, getting out of their car to confront and verbally abuse another driver.
Witnesses called 9-1-1 and followed the driver just outside the Saanich Police department where an officer stopped the suspect on Blanshard street just south of Saanich road.
Saanich Police demanded a breath sample and reported that the driver, who had a mandated alcohol detecting ignition interlock, provided a ‘fail’ breath sample.
The offending motorist, who was driving a vehicle damaged from a prior collision, admitted to officers that they were driving while impaired by alcohol.
They were served a 90-day prohibition and 30-day impound of their car.
The driver, who had a licence restriction requiring an ignition interlock due to a previous incident of impaired driving, was also driving a vehicle damaged from a prior collision. They provided a 'fail' breath sample today and were served a 90-day prohibition / 30-day impound.
— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) April 15, 2021