Alleged impaired driver with three kids in car arrested after crash

West Shore RCMP arrested a suspected impaired driver with three children in her car after a two-vehicle collision in Langford.

Police who responded to the crash in the 800 block of Goldstream Avenue around 4:4o p.m Tuesday determined that the driver, a 33-year-old Saanich mother, was showing signs of alcohol impairment. She also didn’t have a valid driver’s licence. She was detained for an investigation.

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Her three children, all under 12 years old, were in the vehicle at the time but no one was injured, police said.

The children were picked up by a family member, and family services was alerted. Charges of impaired driving are pending, said Const. Nancy Saggar.

“Impaired driving remains one of the number-one causes of collision-related death in B.C. If you suspect an impaired driver on the road, call it in to police right away,” Saggar said.

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