Police are investigating an early morning crash in the forested area of PKOLS. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Police are investigating an early morning crash in the forested area of PKOLS. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Alcohol believed to be a factor in early morning crash in Saanich

Saanich police are investigating the incident, which sent one person to hospital

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.

ALSO READ: Man at the centre of Central Saanich gas station incident found guilty of 5 charges


Do you have a story tip? Email: vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

District of SaanichSaanichSaanich Police Department

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image