The Saanich Police Department is investigating a potential drunk driving incident after a driver veered off the road and struck a large tree in the 4500-block of Cedar Hill Road.
The crash occurred just after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday (Dec. 1), and officers found the vehicle on its side in the forested area of PKOLS (Mount Douglas Park), according to a news release.
The driver was the only person in the car and was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the collision, which remains under investigation.
“While the driver was fortunate to walk away with non-serious injuries, this type of collision was completely preventable,” Const. Markus Anastasiades said. “Impaired driving can have tragic consequences. This collision comes on the heels of the start-up of our enhanced road checks that start tomorrow.”
Saanich police are also starting their Winter Counter Attack campaign this weekend.
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