A road rage incident reported in Saanich Thursday afternoon resulted in a 90-day suspension for the offending driver found to be impaired by alcohol.
On April 15, Saanich police received numerous calls about a driver allegedly exhibiting road rage on the Pat Bay Highway. A school officer heard the reports come in and intercepted the driver on Blanshard Street at Saanich Road.
Police discovered the driver was operating without an ignition interlock – a breathalyzer device that tests for impairment before allowing the vehicle to start – despite a license restriction that required it. The vehicle was also damaged.
The driver failed a breathalyzer test on scene and received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. Southbound traffic was impacted in the area for about an hour with officers clearing the area before 4 p.m.
The driver, who had a licence restriction requiring an ignition interlock due to a previous incident of impaired driving, was also driving a vehicle damaged from a prior collision. They provided a 'fail' breath sample today and were served a 90-day prohibition / 30-day impound.
— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) April 15, 2021