Wrong turn for drunk driver on Blanshard

A drunk driver drove the wrong way down Blanshard Street Saturday night and collided with an oncoming car.

  • Feb. 26, 2013 4:00 p.m.

A drunk driver drove the wrong way down Blanshard Street Saturday night and collided with an oncoming car.

Saanich police say a 63-year-old Victoria man driving a 1988 Chevrolet minivan turned right off Saanich Road into the oncoming northbound lanes of Blanshard just before 10 p.m.

A 36-year-old Sooke woman in a Chrysler Sebring managed to veer away from a head-on collision, but the minivan hit her car. Police say she suffered minor injuries.

The minivan driver failed a roadside alcohol breath test. Police issued him a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition, impounded his vehicle for 30 day and a $368 for driving without due care.

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