Trio of suspensions open new year

Oak Bay Police hand out 90-day suspensions to drivers failing roadside tests

  • Jan. 8, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Oak Bay Police report the final day of 2014 brought a 90-day roadside suspension for a driver who exhibited signs of alcohol consumption at a roadblock. Roadside breath tests resulted in two fails. The driver’s vehicle was also impounded for 30 days.

The first day of 2015 also marked a similar fate for a driver stopped for speeding. A roadside breath test resulted in the driver being issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. While the officer was writing up the paperwork, another vehicle was observed to fail to stop at a stop sign. Police noted signs of drug and alcohol consumption by the driver. After two fails in roadside breath tests, the third driver in two days was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.



Copper thieves hit school zone

Oak Bay Police are investigating the disappearance of a large amount of copper piping. It was reported stolen from the construction site at Oak Bay High sometime between the evening of Dec. 24 and the morning of Dec. 29.



Mischief, break and enters end 2014

Oak Bay Police were called to a home in south Oak Bay for a break and enter on Dec. 31. Two laptops and an iPod were stolen. That day Oak Bay’s public works reported at least five smashed light standard globes in Uplands and along Willows Beach area.



Thieves strike unlocked vehicles

On Jan. 4 police investigated a break-in to a garage and three thefts from vehicles in the King George Terrace and Barkley Terrace area. In these incidents the cars and the garage were left unlocked.


Police ask anyone with information regarding these or any other crimes to call the Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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