The driver in a crash that left a Corvette badly damaged is being investigated for being impaired at the wheel.
A 55-year-old Saanich man was arrested by West Shore RCMP officers Friday at the McKenzie interchange after failing to remain at the scene of a crash with another vehicle at the Helmcken Road on-ramp.
There was a report that the Corvette’s driver, who was possibly impaired, had been “stunting” while headed south on the Trans-Canada Highway before the crash.
Police were notified about 9:20 p.m.
“In light of the speeds being reported by witnesses, we are relieved that no one was seriously hurt or killed in this collision,” said Const. Meighan Massey.
“This collision is a stark reminder of the increased risks on our roads with the onset of summer activity.
“With the lifting of restrictions comes the increase in local travel and socialization. Please arrange for a safe ride home if you are going to be out drinking.”
Police are looking for statements from witnesses or any dashcam or cellphone video of what happened. Call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
— Times Colonist