From erratic driving, fleeing police to running into the Gorge Waterway, one man was the subject of much police attention Sunday evening.
In a tweet Thanksgiving Monday, Saanich Police said they received a 911 call for dangerous driving and when officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled from police.
Not long after, police received a second 911 call after the same car crashed nearby. The 911 caller said they saw the driver running into the Gorge Waterway after the crash.
VicPD, along with police service dog Koa, assisted Saanich Police in searching for the driver—Koa eventually tracked the driver hiding at a nearby residence.
Saanich Police said the driver in possession of over $5,000 in cash and what they believed to be drugs.
The driver was also believed to be impaired by drugs, was on bail at the time, and was arrested for five separate criminal allegations in this incident.
Then another 911 was received when the car crashed nearby and the driver was seen running into the Gorge Waterway. Victoria PD officers arrived to assist and Police Service Dog Koa tracked the driver who was hiding at a nearby residence…
— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) October 11, 2021