(Victoria Police Department)

Driver attempts to deliver pot after fleeing police

Officers are looking for witnesses to a bizarre incident Monday morning in Victoria

Police in Victoria are looking for witnesses to an incident Monday (March 12) morning that saw a vehicle run a red light and flee from police, before the driver attempted to hide two large boxes filled with marijuana.

The incident took place between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Monday morning when officers observed a driver run a red light at View and Douglas streets in a newer grey BMW.

The driver then proceeded the wrong way down Yates Street between Douglas and Blanshard just before 9 a.m., before crashing into another vehicle.

The driver of the BMW fled the scene on foot and was located a short distance away trying to hide two large boxes of marijuana, according to police. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to hospital.

“One of the drivers took off from the scene and he was apprehended – he came back and he was apprehended at that time,” said Victoria Police Const. Jessica Moretto. “Everything else is still under investigation.”

Investigators believe the drugs were destined for a cannabis storefront, and are now recommending several charges including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.

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