(Victoria Buzz)

In a media release, police said that at about 3:45 p.m. on Friday, September 9th, officers responded to a call of erratic and possibly impaired driving in the area of Hillside Avenue and Quadra Street. 

The incident was also described as a possible road rage incident. 

The suspect was the same man who was arrested last week after crashing head-on into an Oak Bay police cruiser and two Saanich Police vehicles.


Tesla driver arrested after crashing head-on into an Oak Bay police cruiser

On Friday, officers located the rental vehicle described in the reports and attempted a traffic stop but the driver did not comply.

In order to reduce public endangerment, the police did not pursue the vehicle.

A short time later, officers were able to box the vehicle and driver near the intersection of Hillside Avenue and Doncaster Drive. 

The driver exited the vehicle and approached officers, which was not in accordance with the officers commands.

He attempted to fight the officers on scene so officers deployed a taser which was successful in stopping the suspect and officers were able to take him into custody.

The suspect was transported to hospital for a medical evaluation but was otherwise uninjured. 

The rental vehicle being driven was described as a white, late model, Hyundai Kona.

The driver was issued a 14-month driving prohibition by Saanich police at the latest incident while last week’s arrest is still under investigation.

VicPD is asking witnesses and anyone with dash camera footage of this new incident to come forward to assist their investigation by calling the VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

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