Security video footage still shows a motorist trying to make a left turn onto Dressler Road from Wishart Road. The failed high speed turn left at least two parked vehicles damaged. (Courtesy of Tristan Chamings)

Clue identifying owner left behind after car strikes two vehicles, fence in Colwood

Metchosin woman under investigaton for impaired driving after early morning crashes

Police have arrested a 42-year-old Metchosin woman in connection to a pair of incidents which left vehicles and property damaged in Colwood early Tuesday morning.

The driver is under investigation for impaired driving, West Shore RCMP said Wednesday in a release.

Police responded to the 400 block of Dressler Road around 3:15 a.m. on Nov. 30 after receiving multiple reports that a vehicle had crashed into several parked cars.

Nearby resident Tristan Chamings captured the crash on a surveillance camera. In the footage, a driver in a small SUV can be seen trying to turn left on Dressler Road off Wishart Road, but failing to make the turn and striking a parked car. The motorist crosses to the other side of Dressler, striking a full-sized pickup truck, pushing it several feet onto a resident’s lawn.

Police said the vehicle then left the scene.

Around 3:30 a.m., police received a call from a residence on Stornoway Drive, reporting a small SUV had crashed into a fence then fled the scene.

Investigations determined the same vehicle was involved in both incidents and police traced the owner with a vehicle identification number found on a piece of its bumper left behind at one of the scenes.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

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