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

Saanich police are investigating the incident, which sent one person to hospital
Police are investigating an early morning crash in the forested area of PKOLS. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

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.

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