Victoria police are recommending impaired driving charges after a woman struck two hydro poles with her truck. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police are recommending impaired driving charges after a woman struck two hydro poles with her truck. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria woman suspected of impairment after driving into two hydro poles,

Police recommending charges after Halloween night incident

Victoria police say one woman was arrested for impaired driving after striking two hydro poles Halloween night.

Around 10 p.m. on Oct. 31, patrol officers were called to the 800-block of Esquimalt Road for a report that a car had collided with a hydro pole. When police arrived they found a significantly damaged truck and two damaged hydro poles. The front tire was found on the roadway several metres from the collision.

One hydro pole was severely damaged and the second sustained minor damage.

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The driver and passenger – a woman and man – remained on scene. Neither were physically injured in the collision. Police believed alcohol was a factor in the crash and arrested the driver for impaired driving. The man was also arrested for obstructing a peace officer.

Police are recommending impaired driving charges for the woman and she was served with a 90-day administrative driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded and the passenger released without charges.

The incident remains under investigation.

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