Driver attempts to deliver pot after fleeing police

Officers are looking for witnesses to a bizarre incident Monday morning in Victoria

Police in Victoria are looking for witnesses to an incident Monday morning that saw a vehicle run a red light and flee from police, before the driver attempted to hide two large boxes filled with marijuana.

The incident took place between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Monday morning when officers observed a driver run a red light at View and Douglas streets in a newer grey BMW. It then drove the wrong way down Yates street between Douglas and Blanshard just before 9 a.m., before crashing into another vehicle.

RELATED: Driver flees Quadra Street crash

The driver of the BMW then ran away and was located a short distance away trying to hide two large boxes of marijuana, according to police. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to hospital.

“One of the drivers took off from the scene and he was apprehended – he came back and he was apprehended at that time,” said Victoria Police Const. Jessica Moretto. “Everything else is still under investigation.”

Investigators believe the drugs were destined for a cannabis storefront, and are now recommending several charges including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.

 

Just Posted

City of Victoria considers scrapping funds for Christmas decorations

City Coun. Ben Isitt doesn’t think the government should pay for any religious symbols

Cluster of convenience coming to Millstream and Treanor in Langford

Residential and commercial development to be completed in three phases

Cranberry fields not forever in British Columbia

Canadians consumed 2.6 kilograms fresh cranberries in 2016, but industry faces challenges

Transplant caregiver starts website for financial, mental health support

Beth Campbell-Duke started Transplant Rouges after her husband’s double lung transplant

Saanich swimmer has ribs removed, posts them on social media

Jill Yoneda makes light of rare surgery for ‘slipping rib syndrome’

Lawyer for Chinese exec detained by Canada says it’s ‘inconceivable’ she would flee

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Trapped humpback whale freed from salmon farm near Tofino

“All of these problems could be solved by the farms moving onto land and getting out of the ocean.”

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Pipeline protesters arrested at B.C. university

Three protesters were arrested after TRU property allegedly vandalized with red paint

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care

Most Read