Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023 

File: 23-45738 

Victoria, BC – VicPD officers are reminding everyone to plan a safe ride home and be aware that the Impaired Driving Counterattack is active this holiday season after a driver was arrested last weekend whose breath sample was close to four times over the legal limit.  

Just before midnight on Friday, December 8, VicPD received report of a vehicle hit and run that occurred in the 1300-block of Balmoral Road. A witness observed the driver make contact with a parked vehicle before driving away. 

Officers located the vehicle parked in a driveway with a man asleep in the driver’s seat. The vehicle also had damage to the front passenger side wheel, and the tire was partially hanging off the rim. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and provided a breath sample that was close to four times over the legal limit. 

The man was issued a driving prohibition and released pending impaired driving charges. As the incident is currently under investigation, further details cannot be shared at this time.  

Officers are asking any additional witnesses who saw the incident, or anyone in the area around the time of the incident that has dashcam footage or doorbell footage, to call the E-Comm Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or submit a tip online at Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers.    

VicPD Impaired Driving Counterattack Continues 

In partnership with ICBC and Police Departments across B.C., VicPD launched a campaign targeting impaired drivers during the holidays. Our Traffic division will be performing roadblocks across Victoria and Esquimalt, and our Patrol division will be on the lookout for impaired drivers. Since the campaign began last weekend, VicPD has already taken seven impaired drivers off our roads. 

61 people die every year in crashes involving impaired driving in B.C. Our goal for Victoria and Esquimalt is zero. Whether you are attending a work party or celebrating with family and friends, make sure you plan ahead for a safe ride home. There are no excuses for impaired driving. 


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