A resident discovered someone sleeping in their truck shortly after 6 a.m. on May 14.
When police arrived in the 1800 block of Beach Drive they found a female of no fixed address asleep in the truck. She was arrested for mischief, theft and breaching court conditions. Police also determined she had three outstanding warrants for her arrest.
Safety checks amped up last week
Oak Bay Police pulled four drivers off the street during Canada Road Safety Week that ran May 12 to 18. Officers focused on high-risk driving behaviour such as impaired, aggressive and distracted driving as well as those not wearing seatbelts. Four drivers were found to have blood alcohol levels that exceeded allowable limits.
Speed stops lead to breath demands
On May 13 at 11:20 p.m. a police officer noted a southbound vehicle speeding on Henderson Road. After a roadside screening, the 19-year-old driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 24 hours.
Excessive speed drew attention of police on Beach Drive near Transit Road May 14 at 11:20 p.m. Police clocked the vehicle travelling at 117 km/h in a 40 km/h zone. Police made a breath demand but the 29-year-old driver failed to provide a proper sample and was served with a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition, a ticket for excessive speed, and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
On May 16 at 2 a.m. police stopped a pick-up truck on Foul Bay Road near Allenby Street for speeding. After a breath demand, the driver was served with a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle impounded for 30 days.
On May 17 police stopped an SUV on Foul Bay Road by Neil Street at 1:20 a.m. for speeding. After a breath demand, the 25-year-old man driving was served with a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.