Oak Bay Police Department briefs for the week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Police Department briefs for the week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Poor driving prompts Oak Bay police to catch impaired driver

Excessive speed stop comes with 7-day impound

A driver who slowed to roll over a series of traffic delineators set off alarm bells for police Thursday (Nov. 25). Police were responding to a call in the 2000-block of Oak Bay Avenue and noted a driver slowing and rolling over three traffic delineators – flexible plastic posts aimed at traffic calming. Police stopped the 73-year-old man driving, who showed signs of impairment. He failed a roadside screening, was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Smoke show unrelated to speeding ticket

An officer on patrol stopped a speeding vehicle and ticketed its driver Nov. 24. The officer spotted the car in the 1400-block of Newport Avenue and stopped the driver near Windsor Park. The driver was issued tickets for speeding with a $196 fine and for no insurance, a fine of $598.

During the stop smoke started billowing from under the hood and the vehicle was towed.

An officer issued another ticket for no insurance in the 2000-block of Cadboro Bay Road on Saturday (Nov. 27). The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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Excessive speed stop comes with seven-day impound

A driver spotted travelling more than 40 km/h over the posted speed limit on Foul Bay Road had their vehicle impounded for seven days alongside a $398-ticket. An officer made the stop Sunday (Nov. 28) after clocking the vehicle at 94 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

Stolen phone found across municipal border

A student reported her phone stolen Nov. 25 from her gym at an Oak Bay school.

The student used an app to track the iPhone 11, valued around $800, to a bus stop in front of an apartment building near Hillside Shopping Centre. The owner had locked the phone preventing it from any use.


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