Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Files: 22-40496, 22-40498, 22-40500
Victoria, BC – An investigation into a mischief against a vehicle led officers to an impaired driver who assaulted police while being arrested early Saturday morning.
22-40496 | Mischief Suspect Returns To Scene
Just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning, a Patrol officer was flagged down in the 500-block of Yates Street for a report of a mischief. The victim flagged down the officer and informed him that four women had attacked his vehicle moments earlier, kicking it before fleeing in a vehicle. The victim had copied down the vehicle’s licence plate and was providing a description of the suspect’s vehicle to the investigating officer when the suspect vehicle returned the scene, driving past the victim’s vehicle. The victim pointed out the suspect vehicle to the investigating officer who then conducted a vehicle stop.
22-40498 | Mischief Investigation Leads To Impaired Driver
The Patrol officer stopped the suspect vehicle and spoke with the driver. The officer immediately noted signs that the driver was impaired and recognized the driver and passengers, having observed them walking between liquor establishments earlier in the evening. The officer began an impaired driving investigation and demanded a breath sample. The driver blew a “fail” on both the first and second sample and was given a 90-day driving prohibition. A second officer arrived during the impaired driving investigation to assist. The driver became enraged when officers informed her that her vehicle was being towed and impounded and that she was prohibited from driving.
22-40500 | Impaired Driver Attacks Police Officers
As officers served the impaired driver the notice of prohibition, she became enraged and attacked them. She kicked both officers and continued to attempt to punch and kick them until they were able to get her into handcuffs. She was arrested for assault and transported to VicPD cells where she was held until sober. The officers were not injured in the attack.
Impaired driving continues to kill and injure people in Victoria and Esquimalt. Planning a ride home with a designated driver, Victoria Transit, taking a taxi or even having one’s vehicle towed home are all significantly less expensive than an Immediate Roadside Prohibition. If you suspect a driver on the road is impaired by drugs or alcohol, call 911.
If you have information about this incident please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.
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