Friday, February 23, 2024

Mischievous impaired driver arrested for assault after attacking police: VicPD

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An investigation into a mischief report in downtown Victoria led police to an impaired driver who reportedly attacked officers when confronted this past weekend. 

Initial incident

At around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, VicPD say officers were flagged down by a victim claiming that four women were kicking his vehicle only moments earlier in the 500-block of Yates Street.

According to police, following the women fleeing in a vehicle of their own, the victim took down the license plate and provided the investigating officer with a description of the suspects’ vehicle.

Police say the vehicle returned to the scene shortly after fleeing while the victim was still on the scene. He pointed it out to police who then conducted a mandatory stop with the vehicle in question.

Vehicle stop

Police say that the investigating officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver.

According to police, the driver was showing signs of impairment and the investigating officer recognized the driver and passengers from seeing them walking between liquor establishments earlier the same evening. 

The officer began investigating the suspect for impaired driving. Police say the officer then demanded a breath sample.

According to VicPD, the driver blew a “fail” on two samples and she was given a 90-day driving prohibition as a result.

At this time, police say a second officer arrived on the scene to assist in the impaired driving investigation.

Police say the driver became enraged when the officers on scene told her they would have to impound her vehicle and informed her of her driving prohibition.

Driver attacks officers

VicPD say that the driver attacked officers when she found out about the towing and her prohibition, kicking and punching both officers until they were able to get her into handcuffs. 

Once she was cuffed, they arrested her for assault and transported her to VicPD cells where she was held until she was sober.

Officers were not injured in the attacks.

Anyone with information about this incident, is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

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Curtis Blandy
curtis@victoriabuzz.com

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