A Victoria resident is facing over $5,000 in tickets for impaired driving. (Black Press Media file photo)

A Victoria resident is facing over $5,000 in tickets for impaired driving. (Black Press Media file photo)

Woman driving while drunk on West Shore nets over $5,000 in tickets

The driver has been identified as a 29-year-old Victoria resident

An impaired driver on the West Shore is now facing over $5,000 in fines.

On Oct. 15, West Shore RCMP received a report at approximately 8:30 a.m. of a possible impaired driver on the Trans Canada Highway near Leigh Road.

A witness described driving being a 2019 GMC Yukon that was swerving in the lane. Officers were able to pull the vehicle over on Jacklin Road near Langford Parkway.

READ ALSO: West Shore RCMP arrests 18-year-old for drunk driving

The driver was identified as a 29-year-old woman who lives in Victoria. She was exhibiting symptoms of alcohol impairment.

While conducting an impaired driving investigation, officers learned that on top of being impaired the woman had no insurance and was displaying the wrong licence plates altogether.

READ ALSO: Double the speed limit nets Saanich driver $368 fine, points, car impound in Colwood

The woman was issued a $598 violation ticket for no insurance, a $109 ticket for displaying the wrong licence plate, an immediate roadside driving prohibition for 90 days, the vehicle was towed and impounded for a 30 day period.

Const. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer, said the cost for a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition is about $4,730. “Add on the violations tickets for no insurance and displaying the wrong plates, and this driver is looking at a bill of over $5,000,” she said in a media release.

“Not only is impaired driving one of the leading causes of collision-related death, it’s also incredibly costly.”


 

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