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Oak Bay Police spent this past week dealing with impaired and over-zealous drivers looking for a good time.

On Monday, May 25th, Oak Bay Police department responded to a complaint of an impaired driver at Cattle Point.

The witness provided a description of the female driver who was seated in the driver’s seat when police arrived.

The 41-year-old female provided two failed breath samples and she was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and two violation tickets for driving contrary to her restrictions (no supervisor and consuming liquor).

The total fines were $718. The vehicle, a 2008 BMW 323i, was turned over to the registered owner who attended the scene after the documents were served to the driver.

In another incident on Thursday, May 27th, an Oak Bay police officer observed a 2009 Mercedes C350 being driven at 94 km/hr in a 50 km zone.

The officer pulled the vehicle over in the 2300-block of Cedar Hill Cross Road and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the 24-year-old male driver was issued a fine of $368.

In a separate incident, on Friday, May 30th, at approximately 3:00 a.m., an officer noticed a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of Fort Street and Foul Bay road.

The officer activated the emergency equipment which prompted the vehicle to drive onto a dead-end roadway with no residential housing, continuing to drive into a closed commercial building’s driveway.

The driver immediately exited the driver’s seat and started walking away from his vehicle, exhibiting signs of alcohol impairment. The 25-year-old male driver admitted to consuming alcohol and provided two breath samples with a ‘FAIL’ result.

The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

While restrictions begin to lift and the chances to have fun are more frequent, always have a safe plan of getting home and keep to the speed limits posted!

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