Victoria, BC – Three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a two vehicle collision involving a drug-impaired driver this morning.
Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning Traffic officers and Patrol officers were called to the intersection of Douglas and Finlayson Streets for a report of a two vehicle collision. The driver of a vehicle travelling northbound on Douglas Street proceeded through a red light and collided with a vehicle stopped at the red light southbound on Douglas Street. The drivers of both vehicles suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the southbound vehicle was transported to hospital. The driver of the northbound vehicle which ran the red light did not require transport to hospital for treatment.
A passenger in the vehicle travelling northbound fled the scene into a nearby business. Patrol officers located the man disposing of drugs in the business, and arrested him for possession of a controlled substance. The man was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the collision.
The driver of the northbound vehicle failed a standard field sobriety test (SFST) for drug-impaired driving. The drug-impaired driver was served with a 24-hour driving prohibition, a violation ticket for driving without due care or attention, and a violation ticket for invalid insurance.
This file remains under investigation.
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