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Saanich police arrested a 36-year-old Nanaimo man for impaired driving in the early hours of Monday morning.

At 1:50 a.m. on Monday, July 19th, officers parked near the intersection of Shelbourne Street and Cedar Hill X Road heard a loud crash.

As they approached the scene, officers saw evidence that a vehicle crashed into a concrete centre island on Cedar Hill X Road.

Police said the car left a trail of debris and fluids which Saanich PD followed into a parking lot on Ophir Street.

The responding officers said they saw the man get out of the driver’s seat, and run from the vehicle as they approached.

One of the officers was able to catch the driver as he failed to climb a nearby fence.
Upon investigation, it was discovered the driver was prohibited from driving a motor vehicle, was in breach of probation stemming from a break and enter conviction, and later provided breath samples that were twice over the legal limit.

The man faces charges of impaired operation of a conveyance, breach of probation, and driving while prohibited.

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