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Doughnuts during coffee run attract Saanich police

They're not the kind of doughnuts you'd usually associate with the cops, but Saanich police officers patrolling near Tillicum Centre on Wednesday were drawn to the less edible kind.

Around 9:15 a.m. two bike squad officers heard the loud revs of a car's engine in the parking lot near the Old Navy store.

The officers watched the car do a burnout, then drive doughnuts in the parking lot, generating a blanket of smoke.

Hidden by the cloud, the police approached the two men inside the car. They turned out to be Canadian Forces members in uniform, who told police they borrowed a friend's vehicle to make a coffee run.

The driver was issued a $196 for driving without consideration, and the vehicle was impounded.

Military police was contacted and escorted the men back to the Esquimalt naval base.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

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